Forensics – Matt Niskanen

Jason Arbuthnot

2011-12-20

Nisk

 

A look at Matt Niskanen


This week we will open Frozen Pool class with a quick tutorial in definitions.

 

opportunist

op·por·tun·ist/ˌäpərˈt(y)o͞onist/

Noun:  A person who exploits circumstances to gain immediate advantage rather than being guided by principles or plans.

 

I'll just let that sink in for a moment. Now that we have that squared away, I'll conveniently segue into my player of interest. This player is the quintessential ride 'em while he's hot pick-up.

 

Matt Niskanen


GP

G

A

P

Pace

+/-

PIM

Shots

GW

PPG

PPP

SHG

%PP

%SH

%TOI

32

2

10

12

31

9

27

55

0

2

5

0

32.7

15.8

31.0

 

Labeled as an underachiever and ignored at draft tables since forever, Matt Niskanen never could take his game to the next level after a breakthrough 35 point 2008-2009 season. He quickly regressed into a beautiful disaster in Dallas and rarely showed further glimpses of his first round pedigree. Until now…

 

desperation


des·per·a·tion/ˌdespəˈrāSHən/

Noun:  A state of despair, typically one that results