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Scott Niedermayer | Defenseman

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/31/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
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Scott Niedermayer was officially inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last night.
Niedermayer had 172 goals and 740 points in 1,263 career games. He won the Norris and Conn Smythe Trophies over the course of his career in addition to raising the Stanley Cup four times. He retired in 2009-10, but he could have extended his career if he really wanted to. He was still on top when he left the game with 10 goals and 48 points in 80 contests over the course of his final campaign. Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:16:00 AM

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Scott Niedermayer was thrilled to get the call from Toronto that he'd been elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The former standout defenseman was on vacation with his wife, trying to keep his mind off it all -- and then the call came. He's considered the Ducks' first player to make the Hall. "It's unbelievable," said Niedermayer, later calling the phone conversation surreal. "It's probably going to take awhile to sink in."
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 08:33:00 AM

Scott Niedermayer will be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Niedermayer, who is now an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks, raised the Stanley Cup a four times over his career. He had 172 goals and 740 points in 1,263 career games with the New Jersey Devils and Ducks. Niedermayer won the Norris Trophy in 2004 and the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2007.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 03:32:00 PM

Scott Niedermayer will serve as an assistant coach for the Anaheim Ducks.

"I’m very excited to expand my role with the Ducks and take on a new challenge," said Niedermayer. "I’m grateful to Bob Murray, Bruce Boudreau and the Ducks organization for giving me this opportunity and can’t wait to get started." Niedermayer ended his playing career on June 22, 2010 and had been serving with the Ducks as a consultant for Hockey Operations. He's won the Stanley Cup four times, including once with the Ducks in 2007. He also served as the Ducks and, briefly, the New Jersey Devils captain during his playing career.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 01:29:00 PM

Scott Niedermayer has been inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

"I've been tremendously fortunate throughout my hockey career of playing with great teammates, for good organizations and getting a chance to play for Canada in a bunch of international competitions," Niedermayer said. "That has added up to some success and some championships and some great memories. This is a great way to sort of sum all that up. It means a lot to get recognized for your accomplishments over a long period of time. It means a lot." Niedermayer had 172 goals and 740 points in 1,263 career games with the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks. He won the Stanley Cup three times with the Devils and a fourth time in Anaheim. Niedermayer is also a Norris Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy winner.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 12:50:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils plan to retire Scott Niedermayer's number on December 16th.

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello had already stated his intentions, but now we know when it will happen. Niedermayer played with the Devils from 1991-92 to 2003-04 and won three Cups with the team in that span. He also won the Norris Trophy in his final season with the Devils.
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 02:57:00 PM

According to New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello, the Devils plan to retire Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 sweater at some point this season.

"That is the intention," he said adding that a date for the ceremony should be decided "in the near future." He would join fellow defensemen Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko as the third player honored by the Devils organization. Niedermayer retired at the end of the 2009-10 campaign and he celebrates his 38th birthday today.
Source: Fire & Ice
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 03:25:00 PM

The Anaheim Ducks will miss the retired Scott Niedermayer this season.

The Ducks have signed Toni Lydman, Andy Sutton and Paul Mara to help their ailing blueline and have youngsters Luca Sbisa and Cam Fowler waiting in the wings, but it will be tough to compete this season without the future Hall of Famer. Look for Lydman, Sutton, Mara and Sbisa to be the 2-5 defensemen along with number one, Lubomir Visnovsky who will play 25-plus minutes on the blueline and quarterback their excellent first power play. It's not exactly the Canadiens defense of the mid-70's.
Sat, Sep 18, 2010 06:59:00 AM

Scott Niedermayer made his retirement official at a news conference on Tuesday.

The outstanding defenseman enjoyed an 18-year NHL career and finished it with five seasons in Anaheim. "About a month ago, I probably started to think about it more and really feel where I was at," said Niedermayer. "I think my initial reaction was I thought this would be it. But I spent as much time on the decision as I could and came to it basically a few days ago." He will remain within the Ducks organization as a consultant to GM Bob Murray and will surely be enshrined in the Hall of Fame in the near future.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 06:14:00 AM

Scott Niedermayer will announce his retirement on Tuesday.

Niedermayer hasn't allowed his age to catch up to him on the ice, but the decision to retire is one he's publicly wrestled with for several years. In 2007-08, he sat out the first half of the season as he comtimplated his future. Niedermayer is ending a dream career that included four Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals with Team Canada. He won the Norris Trophy in 2004 and the 2006-07 Conn Smythe Trophy. Niedermayer scored 172 goals and 740 points in 1,263 games with the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks.
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 03:08:00 PM

Scott Niedermayer's decision to retire or return for another year is expected to come very soon.

Niedermayer and Ducks GM Bob Murray met on Monday evening to discuss the matter and his decision will likely come in the next couple of days. Stay tuned.
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 06:16:00 AM

Scott Niedermayer's agent Kevin Epp told ESPN.com "It's probably Anaheim or nothing" for the defenseman next season.

Niedermayer is expected to let the Ducks know before next week's Entry Draft as to whether or not he will be back for another season. The solid defender is losing some of his fantasy value at age 36, but is still a good second defenseman in fantasy pools.
Fri, Jun 18, 2010 06:53:00 AM

Scott Niedermayer says he will decide shortly as to whether or not he will return next season.

The veteran retired briefly a couple of seasons ago but returned in December 2007 and has played ever since. "It's got to come pretty soon," Niedermayer said of his decision. "The draft and July 1 are coming closer and the team needs to move ahead with their plans." No word on which way Niedermayer is leaning at this time.
Fri, Jun 4, 2010 05:57:00 AM

Scott Niedermayer will likely decide on his playing future before the NHL Entry Draft this summer.

"I'm sure I'll come to a decision quickly," he said. "I'll decide before then." Niedermayer has not the enjoyed the strongest season recording a personal-worst minus-12 rating along with 10 goals and 48 points. He did not play in the Ducks' last two games, as the team wanted to give their younger players the spotlight, but he should be back in the lineup for Sunday's finale.
Source: Ducks Blog
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 06:57:00 AM

Scott Niedermayer blames himself for not making the playoffs this season.

"I know personally that I haven't been good enough to help the team or maybe the leadership isn't what was needed at times in here too," Niedermayer said. "I could have been better, and I'm sure a lot of guys can say that." Niedermayer could be close to retirement and this week's games could be the last in a Hall of Fame career. He, along with Teemu Selanne, Todd Marchant, Saku Koivu and Ryan Getzlaf will not play in Dallas on Thursday as the Ducks will give some younger players a start since they are out of the playoff race.
Thu, Apr 8, 2010 06:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Mathieu Perreault
3Saku Koivu
4Rickard Rakell
LW1Nick Bonino
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Daniel Winnik
4Matt Beleskey
5Patrick Maroon
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Teemu Selanne
4Kyle Palmieri
5Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Stephane Robidas
5Ben Lovejoy
6Bryan Allen
7Sami Vatanen
8Luca Sbisa
9Mark Fistric
10Sheldon Souray
G1Jonas Hiller
2Frederik Andersen
3John Gibson