Agent confirms Matt Niskanen will test free-agent market

June 26, 2:25 PM

Yet to break the bank in seven years of NHL service, Pittsburgh Penguins unrestricted free agent defenseman Matt Niskanen is set on discovering his worth. 

The beneficiary of a banged-up defensive unit, Niskanen was thrust into a more focal role and responded with career-best totals in both goals and assists while boasting a plus-33 rating for the Penguins. 

Entering the prime years of a defenseman's career, Niskanen will command a significant deal on the open market - one likely out of Pittsburgh's price range.