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Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
55%36%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
72229243622:03
Latest News
  • Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Capitalizes on preseason power-play time

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/18/18) Niskanen contributed a power-play goal and eight shots in Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to the Bruins.

    Niskanen is normally relegated to the No. 2 power-play unit when Washington employs its full roster, but he got a chance to strut his stuff with John Carlson taking the night off. Winger Riley Barber and Niskanen combined for 17 of Washington's 33 shots on net in this one.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Notches assist Sunday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/14/18) Niskanen registered an assist, three shots and two hits in 23:10 of ice time during Sunday's 6-2 win in Game 2 against the Lightning.

    Niskanen and Dmitry Orlov have been an invaluable defense pairing for the Caps in the postseason as he now has two assists, six blocked shots and a plus-4 rating in his last four games. The 31-year-old blueliner is worth a look in daily formats during the postseason.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Bags two apples Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/28/18) Niskanen dished out a pair of helpers in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Ottawa.

    Both of Niskanen's assists came on goals by Evgeny Kuznetsov, including the eventual game-winner with 12 seconds remaining in the second period. With 23 points in 64 team games, Niskanen's in danger of falling short of 30 points for the first time since 2012-13. However, he's doing his best to reach that mark with four helpers in the last three games.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Picks up helper Saturday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/17/18) Niskanen recorded an assist and a minus-1 rating over a team-high 24:52 of ice time during Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Blackhawks.

    Niskanen also recorded two shots and two hits in a game the Capitals will try desperately to forget as they plod on to a matinee showdown in Buffalo on Monday. The 30-year-old blueliner has had a down year by his standards with just 17 points in 43 games but is still worth owning in most formats.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Posts two points versus Golden Knights

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/4/18) Niskanen scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday.

    The 31-year-old is turning in another pretty strong season, but his assist numbers are down. Because of that, his point total has obviously decreased too. Part of that could be because he's missed some games, but he's contributing in just about every other category as he normally does. But maybe this is where he starts to record more helpers. Niskanen has two assists in the last two games.

 
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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
2016-17Washington785343920102000
2017-18Washington687222924001000
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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
2016-17Washington1543.21729:442030139:55201:59320016
2017-18Washington1205.81537:17169034:48184:59360018
12854.416594:21195571666:021313:2641971186
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas16033-2000000
2010-11Pittsburgh7011-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh41232100000
2012-13Pittsburgh15022-4000000
2013-14Pittsburgh13279-2200000
2014-15Washington14044-2000000
2015-16Washington120333000000
2016-17Washington131340100000
2017-18Washington241896000000
11853338-2400000
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
2016-17Washington244.2294:2036112:3125:5019112
2017-18Washington323.1609:076749:5274:398004
1663.02524:213098174:51197:24682124
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
12/6/1986
Age:
31
Hometown:
Virginia, MN, USA
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:
Minnesota-Duluth
NHL Experience:
11