Niskanen prepares for fourth NHL season

Former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Matt Niskanen of Mountain Iron is headed to his fourth NHL season with Dallas and has spent more time than usual during the summer to get prepared. has a feature here.

Also some Niskanen video highlights are here.

Here’s a quote from the story:

“It’s been kind of a long off-season, I’m anxious to get back out there again, start practicing again and especially start playing games,” said Niskanen, who has joined a growing group of Stars skating out at their practice facility at Frisco’s Dr Pepper Arena. “I’m excited. I took advantage of the longer off-season and started my off-season workouts a lot earlier. I took about two weeks off and then got right back into it, so I probably went about six weeks to two months longer than I have the last couple of years, so hopefully that will pay dividends when we start going on the ice (in training camp).”