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AP Source: Niedermayer to announce retirement @NHLdotcom

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -A person with knowledge of the situation says defenseman Scott Niedermayer will announce his retirement from the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

The source, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official announcement hadn't been made, says Niedermayer will retire four months after captaining Canada to a gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics.

The 36-year-old Niedermayer is the Ducks' captain and a four-time Stanley Cup champion with New Jersey and Anaheim. He has 172 goals and 568 assists in an 18-year NHL career, the last five seasons spent with the Ducks.

Niedermayer is expected to make an official announcement Tuesday afternoon at the Honda Center, the Ducks' home arena.

The Orange County (Calif.) Register previously reported Niedermayer's pending retirement.

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