Matt Niskanen spent a long time on the other side of a Philadelphia Flyers rivalry. He spent four seasons with Pittsburgh and five seasons with Washington. The Flyers were very familiar with what he brought to the table. So when the chance to trade for him came, they went for it. And it has been paying off for them.
When the Flyers pulled the trigger this offseason, the original focus was on Radko Gudas and why they retained money from his deal. They took on 30%, which comes out to $1.01M of his $3.