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Philadelphia Flyers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Flyers' Matt Niskanen: Flipped in salary move

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/14/19) Niskanen was acquired by Philadelphia from Washington in exchange for Radko Gudas on Friday. The Flyers will retain 30 percent of Gudas' salary as part of the deal.

    Niskanen notched eight goals and 17 assists last year, reaching the 25-point mark for a sixth straight season. Gudas has never reached the 25-point mark in his seven-year career, so this move represents a solid upgrade on the blue line for the Flyers. Niskanen is a top-four defenseman with a high-powered shot that could help him land a power-play role with his new club.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Snags assist

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/13/19) Niskanen registered an assist, three blocked shots and two hits in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes in Game 2 of their first-round series.

    Niskanen had 25 points in 80 games in the regular season, his lowest mark in a full campaign since collecting 21 in 2011-12. He did have a career-high 167 hits as well as 137 blocked shots and 143 shots on goal. Niskanen's usage is more in a defensive capacity on the second pairing with Dmitry Orlov, but the 32-year-old contributes enough outside of scoring to be worth a look in fantasy if the Capitals can make another deep playoff run.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Bags apple Sunday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/25/19) Niskanen recorded an assist, two hits and three blocked shots during Sunday's 3-1 win over the Flyers.

    The helper marks only the second point for Niskanen in his last 12 games despite averaging 21:30 of ice time. With eight goals and 24 points and a minus-2 rating in 74 games, the 31-year-old Minnesotan's fantasy appeal is beginning to erode somewhat as he's deployed more and more in a shutdown capacity.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Back on ice for second

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/10/19) Niskanen returned for the second period Sunday against the Jets, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Niskanen went to the locker room after blocking a shot with his left hand in the first period, but he was able to shake off the injury over the first intermission and get back out there.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Hurts hand blocking shot

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/10/19) Niskanen went to the locker room in the first period of Sunday's matchup with Winnipeg after blocking a Patrik Laine shot with his left hand, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Laine has one of the league's most potent shots and there are parts of the hand with almost no padding, creating the potential for injury here for Niskanen. If he's done for the day, Niskanen's next chance to return will come Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

 
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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
2018-19Washington8081725-3101000
8816425932397160170
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
2018-19Washington1435.61754:31190946:04220:40411018
14284.518348:52214661712:061534:0646081204
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
2018-19Washington70220000000
12553540-2400000
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
2018-19Washington70.0173:081955:5126:250000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/203
Birthdate:
12/6/1986
Age:
32
Hometown:
Virginia, MN
Team:
Philadelphia Flyers
School:

NHL Experience: