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Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
54%39%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
81523-34122:00
Latest News
  • 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.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Picks up helper in win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/6/19) Niskanen recorded an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.

    The 32-year-old, before his assist Wednesday, had gone 10 straight games without a point. For the season, Niskanen has scored eight goals and added 15 assists for 23 points in 65 appearances but has played to a minus-6 rating. The last time he ended a campaign with a minus rating was in 2010-11.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Makes defensive impact

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/18/19) Niskanen played well with five hits, three blocked shots and two PIM in a 5-2 loss to the Ducks on Sunday.

    Niskanen has three points, 15 hits and 10 blocks in his last six games. For the season, he has 22 points in 57 appearances, while adding 133 hits and 91 blocks. He can be valuable in formats that count peripheral categories, but his point production alone may not be enough to justify a roster spot in shallower competitions.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Notches two points Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/8/19) Niskanen registered a goal, an assist, two shots and four hits during Thursday's 4-3 overtime win against the Avalanche.

    Niskanen has been running hot and cold all season, with Thursday's effort giving him three goals and six points in 16 games of 2019. The 32-year-old should finish near the 30-point mark once again, but the streakiness of his production combined with a paltry minus-10 rating means playing him regularly comes with some risks.

 
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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
2018-19Washington7081523-3101000
8716425732197160170
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
2018-19Washington1226.61541:11168141:15204:25411018
14074.518135:32212381707:171517:5146081204
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: