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Matt Niskanen

Born:Dec. 6, 1986Draft:2005, Dallas Stars, #28 Overall
Hometown:Virginia, MN, USAPosition:D
Known For:2018 Stanley CupShoots/Catches:Right
National Team:USA

Matthew Norman Niskanen (born December 6, 1986) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. He played 13 seasons in the NHL with the Dallas StarsPittsburgh PenguinsWashington Capitals, and Philadelphia Flyers from 2007 to 2020.

He was drafted by the Stars in the first round, 28th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Niskanen won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Capitals in 2018.

Matt Niskanen
Matt Niskanen, Pittsburgh Penguins (Icon SMI)

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  • NCAA (WCHA) First All-Star Team 2006-2007
  • NHL YoungStars Roster 2007-2008
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion 2017-2018
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