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Scott Niedermayer

Born:August 31, 1973Draft:1991 Devils, #1 Overall
Hometown:Edmonton, ABPosition:Defence
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Scott Niedermayer (born August 31, 1973) is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman and current special assignment coach of the Anaheim Ducks. He played 18 seasons and over 1,000 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks. Niedermayer is a four-time Stanley Cup champion and played in five NHL All-Star Games. He won the James Norris Memorial Trophy in 2003–04 as the NHL’s top defenceman and the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2007 as the most valuable player of the playoffs. In 2017, Niedermayer was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history.

Internationally, Niedermayer played with Team Canada on several occasions. He is a member of the Triple Gold Club, having won the Stanley Cup as well as a World Championship (2004) and Olympic gold medals (2002, 2010). Niedermayer also played for the Memorial Cup champions, and championship teams at the 1991 World Junior Championships and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, making him and Corey Perry the only players in history to have ever won each of the six major North American and international competitions available to players. He was introduced into the IIHF All-Time Canada Team in 2020.

Regarded as one of the greatest defencemen in NHL history, Niedermayer has earned numerous accolades throughout his career. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2013. The New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks, and Kamloops Blazers have all retired his uniform number.

Scott Niedermayer (Credit: Dinur/Flickr)

Scott Niedermayer Stats

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Achievements

  • Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000, and 2003 with the New Jersey Devils, and 2007 with the Anaheim Ducks
  • Norris Trophy (2004)
  • Conn Smythe Trophy (2007)
  • All-Rookie Team (1993)
  • 4x All-Star (1998, 2004, 2006, 2007)
  • Played in five All-Star Games (1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009)
  • Part of the Triple Gold Club
  • Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014
  • IIHF Hall of Fame in 2015
  • Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Niedermayer’s jersey (#27) was retired by the New Jersey Devils in 2011 and the Anaheim Ducks in 2019
  • Gold medal with Team Canada at the 1991 World Junior Championship
  • Memorial Cup with the Kamloops Blazers in 1992
  • Team captain of the New Jersey Devils during the 2003-04 season
  • Team captain of the Anaheim Ducks from 2005-2010
  • Team Canada captain at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games

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