Matt Niskanen

#15 D / Philadelphia Flyers / EXP: YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 203 lb Age: 33 College: None

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67%
Start
54%
D Rank
52
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  • Niskanen scored an empty-net goal and fired four shots on net in Monday's 3-0 win over the Red Wings. Niskanen launched a shot from nearly his own goal line to hit the empty cage. The 33-year-old has posted five points and a plus-5 rating over his last three games. For the year, Niskanen is at 24 points, 92 hits and 102 shots in 52 games. He's just one point shy of matching last year's output.

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  • Niskanen picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins. The veteran blueliner has been a solid contributor in his first season with the Flyers. Niskanen has five goals and 21 points through 50 games, with 10 of those points coming with the man advantage -- the fifth time in his career he's reached double-digit PP points, and the first time since 2015-16.

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  • Niskanen produced an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blues. Niskanen has cooled off with just two points in his last 11 games. He's up to 18 points in 46 contests this season. On the ice, his role has typically been defense-first despite his ability to generate solid offense from the blue line. The 33-year-old has added 87 shots, 87 hits and 53 blocks in 2019-20.

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  • Niskanen has one assist with a minus-7 rating and 15 shots in the last 10 games. His assist came on Jan. 2, and at the time, it seemed like that was going to end a little slump he experienced at the end of December, but it's continued. In his most recent five contests, Niskanen has zero points, a minus-3 rating and six shots. Niskanen simply hasn't played well since Christmas. He has five goals and 17 points with a minus-3 rating in 45 games this season.

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  • Niskanen posted an assist, three shots on goal and five hits in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Golden Knights. Niskanen went four games without a point, which isn't too unusual for the two-way defenseman. In 40 contests this year, he's produced 17 points, 74 hits, 79 shots and 46 blocked shots. He's been a vital veteran presence on a young Flyers blue line, and fantasy owners in deeper formats can appreciate the well-rounded production, as well.

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
2/22
vs 
W 4-2 0 1 1 2 0 21:18 5
2/20
W 4-3 0 1 1 0 2 21:50 3
2/18
vs 
W 5-1 0 0 0 1 1 21:63 1
2/15
L 5-3 0 1 1 -2 0 21:75 1
2/13
W 6-2 0 2 2 1 1 25:02 7
2/11
L 5-3 0 0 0 -1 1 20:87 -1
2/10
vs 
W 4-1 0 1 1 0 3 20:83 3

Upcoming Games

dateOpptime
2/25
vs 
8:00 PM
2/28
vs 
8:00 PM
3/01
1:00 PM
3/04
8:00 PM
3/05
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8:00 PM
3/07
vs 
8:00 PM
3/10
vs 
7:00 PM

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Career Stats

Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
2019 61 7 24 31 2 3 0 0 0 0 122.7
2018 80 8 17 25 -3 1 0 1 0 0 100.2
2017 68 7 22 29 24 0 0 1 0 0 134
2016 78 5 34 39 20 1 0 2 0 0 157
2015 82 5 27 32 10 2 0 3 0 0 129.5
2014 82 4 27 31 7 2 0 0 0 0 123.7
2013 81 10 36 46 33 3 0 6 0 0 209.7
2012 40 4 10 14 4 0 0 2 0 0 57
2011 75 4 17 21 9 3 0 0 0 0 97.7
2010 63 1 9 10 -3 0 0 0 0 0 41.5
2009 74 3 12 15 -15 0 1 2 0 0 40.5
2008 80 6 29 35 -11 2 0 0 0 0 123
2007 78 7 19 26 22 2 0 0 0 0 127
3 Year Avg 75 7 24 31 14 1 0 1 0 0 132
Career 942 71 283 354 99 19 1 17 0 0

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