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A Tribute to Scott Niedermayer

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Career Accomplishments

Four-time Stanley Cup Champion

      Won one Cup with Anaheim (2007) and three with New Jersey (1995, 2000 & 2003)

Team Canada – Two Olympic Gold Medals (2002 & 2010)
      Served as Team Captain at 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver
      2004 World Championship, 2004 World Cup Title, 1991 World Junior Championship

2004 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner
      Was named a finalist for the trophy three straight seasons (2004, 2006 & 2007)

Six-Time NHL All-Star
       Appeared in five All-Star Games (1998, 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2009)
       Was named to the 2007 All-Star Game but did not play due to injury

Three-Time First Team All-Star (2004, 2006 & 2007)

2007 Conn Smythe Trophy Winner
       Was named the NHL’s Most Valuable Player during Anaheim’s Stanley Cup Run

1993 NHL All-Rookie Team Member

1992 Memorial Cup Champion, Kamloops Blazers, Western Hockey League
        Stafford Smythe Trophy Winner as Memorial Cup MVP

13 Career Overtime Goals, the Most by a Defenseman in NHL History

All-Time Leading Defensive Scorer for the Anaheim Ducks and New Jersey Devils

The Only Player in Hockey History to Have Won a Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold Medal, World Championship, World Cup, Memorial Cup and World Junior Title
       No other player has won even five of those six titles

The Only Player in Hockey History to have won Four Stanley Cups and Two Olympic Gold Medals

Comments from around the National Hockey League on Scott Niedermayer’s retirement

“We are proud and fortunate to have had Scott Niedermayer as both our team's inspirational leader as well as captain during the last five years, and we look forward to his continued involvement with the team. While we all cherish the moment when Scotty hoisted the Stanley Cup at Honda Center, his true greatness is measured by 18 years as a role model and leader both on and off the ice.”
-    Henry and Susan Samueli, Owners, Anaheim Ducks

“Scott Niedermayer helped put hockey on the map in Orange County. His leadership, character and work ethic will leave a lasting impression on our organization well into the future.”
-    Michael Schulman, Chief Executive Officer, Anaheim Ducks

“What Scotty has done for our franchise is immeasurable. While we will miss him on the ice, we are extremely happy that he will be staying with our organization in an advisory role. We thank and congratulate Scotty on a tremendous career, one that is certainly Hall of Fame worthy.”
-    Bob Murray, Executive Vice President/General Manager, Anaheim Ducks

“Scott Niedermayer’s impact on Orange County goes beyond his on-ice contributions. His generosity and charitable efforts over the last five years have had a profound, positive effect on children and families in our community.”
-    Tim Ryan, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Anaheim Ducks

“Scotty will certainly go down as one of the great players and leaders of his generation. I’m happy he’s making this decision on his own terms. Congratulations to Scotty and his family on a tremendous Hall of Fame career.”
-    Randy Carlyle, Head Coach, Anaheim Ducks

"A champion at all levels of play, in all corners of the hockey world, Scott Niedermayer distinguished himself and his sport with his skill, his tenaciousness and his humanity. On the occasion of his retirement, the National Hockey League sends Scott its appreciation and thanks for a truly outstanding career."
-    Gary Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League

“Scott Niedermayer has won at every level and his extraordinary talent has played a significant role in each of our three Stanley Cup championships. As great a player as Scott is, he is an even better person and a credit to our great game. I have always, and will always, consider Scott, Lisa, and their four boys part of the New Jersey Devils family.”
-    Lou Lamoriello, President/CEO/General Manager, New Jersey Devils

“The NHL is losing one of its best defensemen and leaders. Scotty's record for championships will likely never be touched. I am honored to have had Scott play for me. Best wishes to Lisa and their family as they move forward with the next phase of their lives.”
-    Brian Burke, President and General Manager, Toronto Maple Leafs

“I would like to personally congratulate Scott on a wonderful career. He was always a true professional and an even better player. Scott was the perfect selection to lead Team Canada to the Gold Medal in Vancouver and I will always be grateful for his service.”
-    Steve Yzerman, Vice President and General Manager, Tampa Bay Lightning
General Manager, Team Canada

“I’m very lucky to have had a chance to play with Scotty. Not just a great player – a great human being. I wish him and his family the very best of luck.”
-    Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks

“Scotty is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. It was an honor to learn from him during the five years we were teammates.”
-    Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

“Scott Niedermayer is the best player I’ve ever played with. He’s a leader and a winner, and it was an honor to play with him.”
-    Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Toronto Maple Leafs

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