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Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
67%47%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
4101401622:03
Latest News
  • Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Involved in two of four goals

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/7/18) Niskanen fashioned a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over Arizona.

    Niskanen scored for the fourth time this season and registered his 10th helper during Thursday's victory. The savvy defenseman now has 14 points in 28 games this season, putting him at a half-point-per-game pace but only ninth on the Capitals.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Bags apple Wednesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/22/18) Niskanen tallied a power-play assist, two shots and seven blocked shots during Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.

    The helper gives Niskanen three goals and 10 points in 21 games, which paces him for a return to the 30-point mark after managing just 29 in 2017-18. More alarming, however, is his minus-3 rating on the year, which would be his worst finish in that category since 2009-10. Even so, he's a big-minute defender on a quality team so his fantasy value is fairly broad.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Bags two helpers Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/1/18) Niskanen tallied two assists, two shots, three hits and logged 24:59 of ice time during Thursday's 6-4 comeback win over the Capitals.

    Niskanen was just behind defense partner Dmitry Orlov for the team high in ice time. Although the 31-year-old is relied upon in a shutdown role, he also has two goals and seven points in 11 games to start the season, putting him well ahead of last season's 29-point pace. The Minnesota native is worth owning in all formats given his production and role on a high-octane Capitals team.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Notches helper Friday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/20/18) Niskanen recorded an assist, four shots and four hits while logging a season-high 25:57 of ice time during Friday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Panthers.

    The helper gives Niskanen a goal and four points in the first seven games, which should help him rebound from a lackluster 29-point campaign from 2017-18. The 31-year-old Minnesotan is part of Washington's shutdown pair with Dmitry Orlov, which means he gets plenty of ice time, but his minus-3 rating reflects the potential downside of facing those tougher matchups. Regardless, he's worth rostering in most formats.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Clutch during 3-on-3 hockey

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/18/18) Niskanen came up with the overtime-winning goal against the Rangers on Wednesday. The Capitals edged out the visitors, 3-2.

    Niskanen stormed toward the net and cashed in on a rebound that originated from an Evgeny Kuznetsov wrist shot. The Capitals defenseman had a wide open look at the net after Henrik Lundqvist fell out of position. This was the first goal of the season for Niskanen, who managed just one game-winning tally for Washington throughout the 2017-18 regular season.

 
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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
2018-19Washington30410140101000
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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
2018-19Washington567.1678:4074822:4697:2916008
13414.517273:01203051688:481410:5543571194
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:
6-1/203
Birthdate:
12/6/1986
Age:
32
Hometown:
Virginia, MN
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:

NHL Experience: