Matt Niskanen made the announcement in 2020 that he was retiring from the National Hockey League. It was somewhat of a surprise to many as he still had a year left on his contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Niskanen was born in Virginia, MN and played hockey for the Virginia / Mountain Iron in High School. He also played for the UMD Bulldogs before going pro. He's played on 4 teams through 13 seasons with the NHL, including winning the Stanley Cup. Here's a look back at Niskanen's carrer.