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'Taz' Niederauer from 'School of Rock' added Devils game to résumé

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Niederauer plays anthem on guitar

PHI@NJD: Niederauer plays national anthem on guitar

13-year-old Taz Niederauer performs the national anthem on guitar before the Devils take on the Flyers at the Prudential Center

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He may have been celebrating his 14th birthday on Thursday, but Brandon "Taz" Niederauer is no rookie.

The veteran of "School of Rock The Musical" on Broadway has been playing guitar for most of his life. His rock credentials include playing with Slash, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Dweezil Zappa and Lady Gaga, among others.

So you weren't going to get any cold feet from the teenager playing the national anthem before the Philadelphia Flyers' game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.

Tweet from @NJDevils: ICYMI: Check out Taz @NiederauerMusic's epic rendition of the national anthem that took place prior to #PHIvsNJD! Happy 14th Birthday Taz! pic.twitter.com/br5PLfzpmC

In fact, the crowd was treated to an original and stylized version of the "Star-Spangled Banner," impressive for a guitarist of any age.

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