Uncertainty Surrounding COVID-19 Led to Matt Niskanen’s Retire


Matt Niskanen

In an interview with USA Hockey Magazine in 2014, Matt Niskanen was asked about his favorite quote. The one he gave was attributed to legendary basketball coach Pat Riley and it says a lot about his decision to abruptly and shockingly retire. “There are only two options regarding commitment,” the quote goes. “You’re either in or you’re out.” There is no such thing as life in-between. And at some point over the weekend, Matt Niskanen talked to his family and decided he was out.