Philadelphia Flyers
    Matt Niskanen
    Matt Niskanen
    #15 | Matt Niskanen
    Healthy
    Stick Hand Right
    Date of Birth 12/6/1986
    Height, Weight 6'1", 203 lbs
    From Virginia, MN
    Drafted 2005 - Rd 1
    2018-19 Season
    BS
    137
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    PIM
    41
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    +/-
    -3
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Stick Hand Right
    Date of Birth 12/6/1986
    Height, Weight 6'1", 203 lbs
    From Virginia, MN
    Drafted 2005 - Rd 1
    RotowireJun 14, 6:26a ET

    News

    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.

    Impact

    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.