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Niedermayer goes into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Friday, 10.19.2012 / 10:20 AM / News

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Niedermayer goes into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Four-time Stanley Cup winner Scott Niedermayer was among this year's inductees to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Four-time Stanley Cup winner Scott Niedermayer was among this year's inductees to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Niedermayer won three Cups with the New Jersey Devils and one with the Anaheim Ducks. He was captain of Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and played on teams that won the Memorial Cup, World Junior Championship, World Championship and World Cup.

Figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, rower Derek Porter, speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon, bobsled pilot Pierre Lueders and soccer player Charmaine Hooper joined Niedermayer among the athletes installed in the Hall on Thursday night in Calgary. Flames owner Daryl "Doc" Seaman, posthumously, and sport pioneer Marion Lay entered as builders.

Niedermayer and his brother Rob won a Stanley Cup together with the Ducks in 2007. They were also teammates on the Canadian squad that won a world title in 2004.

"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."

Canada's Sports Hall Of Fame opened the doors on its new facility last year. The structure at Canada Olympic Park now houses 529 inductees across multiple sports.

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