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Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
77%65%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
41822131622:01
Latest News
  • Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Grabs two points Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/16/17) Niskanen dished out two assists Monday in an 8-7 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

    Niskanen also skated to a minus-3 against his former team, however. Nonetheless, he has four points in his last two games (and 22 overall), 85 shots on goal and an impressive plus-13 rating on the year, making the Minnesota native a valuable rearguard in all but the shallowest of formats.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Registers season-high two goals and plus-4 rating versus Flyers

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/15/17) Niskanen recorded two goals, a plus-4 rating, and five shots on goal in a 5-0 victory over the Flyers on Sunday.

    The blueliner only has four goals, but he has two multi-goal games this season. Since Dec. 11, Niskanen has four goals and 11 points in 17 contests. And with Washington currently on a nine-game winning streak, Niskanen is dominating the plus/minus category. He is plus-8 in his last three games, and plus-10 during the team's winning streak. Expect more of the same with Washington close to the top of the league in goal differential.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Picks up helper Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/4/17) Niskanen recorded an assist and five shots in Tuesday's 6-5 OT win over the Maple Leafs.

    The Minnesotan is having a fine campaign thus far with two goals and 18 points in just 36 games -- which would put him on pace for his first 40+ point season since 2013-14. While his power-play production has decreased (likely due to the presence of a healthy John Carlson and emerging Dmitry Orlov), Niskanen should continue to produce solid totals in standard leagues, particularly if his 2.8% shooting percentage returns to his career averages. Keep playing him with confidence.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Earns back-to-back multi-point outing

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/16/16) Niskanen registered two assists, four PIM and three hits during Friday's 4-3 shootout win against the Hurricanes.

    After going pointless in seven straight, Niskanen has taken it upon himself to reach the scoresheet in bunches. The blueliner has back-to-back multi-point outings -- two goals and two helpers -- and now sits on a three-game point streak. It's likely the 30-year-old comes back down to earth, but if you're feeling lucky, ride this hot spell into the ground.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Provides winning margin with two third-period goals

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/14/16) Niskanen scored his first two goals of the season Tuesday, potting both in the third period (with one on the power play) in a 4-2 win over the Islanders.

    The two teams exited the second intermission deadlocked at 2-2, but Niskanen secured the win with a goal 1:34 into the final frame and iced it with his power-play tally in the final two minutes. With a dozen points in 27 games, he's providing fantasy value in deeper formats.

  • April 9, 2015: Holtby blanks Bruins again, Capitals win 3-0
    WASHINGTON (AP) If the Boston Bruins miss the playoffs, they may dwell on their inability to score against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby this season.
    March 26, 2015: Capitals coach laments 'poor' play in 3-2 OT win over Devils
    WASHINGTON (AP) Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory.
    March 26, 2015: Matt Niskanen's OT goal lifts Capitals past Devils 3-2
    WASHINGTON (AP) On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime Thursday night.
    March 26, 2015: Matt Niskanen's OT goal lifts Capitals past Devils 3-2
    WASHINGTON (AP) On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime Thursday night.
    March 26, 2015: Matt Niskanen's OT goal lifts Capitals past Devils 3-2
    WASHINGTON (AP) On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime Thursday night.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas787192622200000
2008-09Dallas8062935-11200000
2009-10Dallas7431215-15002000
2010-11Pittsburgh631910-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh75417219300000
2012-13Pittsburgh40410144002000
2013-14Pittsburgh8110364633306000
2014-15Washington82427317200000
2015-16Washington825273210203000
2016-17Washington444182213101000
6994820425269150140
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Dallas997.11597:561774181:43170:30360018
2008-09Dallas1115.41597:012020204:01150:46522116
2009-10Dallas1102.71351:201648217:3814:0618009
2010-11Pittsburgh771.31041:161352113:3128:45502019
2011-12Pittsburgh1183.41345:251590166:1136:29471021
2012-13Pittsburgh676.0814:1891380:2545:0012006
2013-14Pittsburgh1626.21724:481932242:2657:57511023
2014-15Washington1173.41833:01225487:17187:37471021
2015-16Washington1503.32022:152354198:07235:18380019
2016-17Washington854.7985:22116977:36126:0116008
10964.414312:42170061568:551052:2936771160
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas16033-2000000
2010-11Pittsburgh7011-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh41232100000
2012-13Pittsburgh15022-4000000
2013-14Pittsburgh13279-2200000
2014-15Washington14044-2000000
2015-16Washington120333000000
8132225-8300000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Dallas170.0262:1332329:1719:5210005
2010-11Pittsburgh50.090:5213410:151:080000
2011-12Pittsburgh812.574:059012:441:236003
2012-13Pittsburgh170.0283:3934217:326:4911103
2013-14Pittsburgh248.3258:3632944:392:178004
2014-15Washington220.0333:0443213:3826:270000
2015-16Washington170.0318:2541324:2338:596003
1102.71620:542063152:2896:55411018
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
12/6/1986
Age:
30
Hometown:
Virginia, MN, USA
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:
Minnesota-Duluth
NHL Experience:
9