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January 11, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks will bring one of the strongest links to their 2007 Stanley Cup to the bench this season, naming distinguished defenseman Scott Niedermayer as an assistant coach to Bruce Boudreau on Friday. Niedermayer, 39, has been retired since 2010 and has served as a hockey operations consultant to the team. “Try to find answers for guys, give advice, little things I see when I'm watching a game,” Niedermayer said of his expected contributions. “We have some veteran defensemen I might not be quite as involved with.
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March 22, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Earlier this month, as the Ducks unpacked in a Calgary dressing room, some players began chiding rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm about shirking his "duties" as equipment bag unloader. The good-natured Swede smiled and tried in vain to explain he'd done his best to assist equipment manager Doug "Sluggo" Shearer, but had to get skating. The instant defined Lindholm, who two months after turning 20 has made himself one of the NHL's top rookies by simply knowing his place. "He's fortunate to have that mental makeup, because bad things happen out there on the ice," said Scott Niedermayer, the Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman and Ducks assistant coach who counsels Lindholm.
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August 29, 2007 | Kurt Streeter, Lonnie White, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Touring with the Stanley Cup through the Canadian Rockies on Tuesday, Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer affirmed that he was considering returning for another season. "I still don't know," said Niedermayer, when asked if he would come back to Anaheim and, with his brother Rob, attempt to defend the Cup.
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December 14, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Cam Fowler lost the security blanket of veteran defensemen around him. It hasn't mattered. He found himself. The 22-year-old fourth-year defender is a primary reason the Ducks lead the Pacific Division with a 22-7-5 record. Fowler has played in all 34 games, leads the team in minutes per game (24:03) and is regularly assigned against the opponents' first line, including defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago's duo of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, who were kept goal-less by Fowler and teammate Ben Lovejoy this month.
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November 21, 2009 | By Mark Medina
The Ducks know how to fight on the ice. And by Friday it was apparent some Ducks fans can fight too. What started out as a fan-friendly gesture by defenseman Scott Niedermayer at the end of Thursday night's game ended with two men throwing punches, the video of which rapidly found its way onto sports shows and websites. Niedermayer had been trying to give his hockey stick to a young girl along the front row of one section at the Honda Center. But several adults grabbed at the stick, sparking the fight.
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October 2, 2009 | Helene Elliott
Time has crept up politely on Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer, threading white through his hair without robbing him of the smooth, easy strides that make his skates seem natural extensions of his feet. Niedermayer, who turned 36 in August, had the third-highest amount of ice time in the NHL last season at 2,207 minutes, 49 seconds. His average of 26:55 per game ranked third, and he played more than anyone in the league while his team was short-handed, 377:35. His poise and ability to read plays are undiminished, and his quiet confidence is so powerful that he is a prime candidate to be captain of the Canadian Olympic team at the Vancouver Games in February.
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July 9, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Even a sure-fire Hockey Hall of Fame nominee is not immune to a nervous moment or two. After all, Brendan Shanahan was considered a near lock a year ago, and did not get the phone call from the 416 area code, which would signify word from the Hall of Fame in Toronto. Former Ducks star defenseman Scott Niedermayer was doing his best to stay occupied while on vacation with his wife on Vancouver Island, knowing in the back of his mind that he could get the phone call. "I had kind of a weird moment, people saying how you should be waiting for a call and things like that," Niedermayer said.
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May 5, 2006 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Scott Niedermayer leaned over the boards while sitting on the Mighty Ducks' bench Wednesday night. Jeff Friesen had scored an empty-net goal seconds before to cap a 3-0 victory over Calgary that pushed the Ducks into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. On the bench, players were celebrating. Not Niedermayer, who had a look of an adult trying to remember how to do algebra. "I was happy," Niedermayer said Thursday, smiling. "That's just my makeup. I don't get too excited either way.
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June 20, 2007 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Scott Niedermayer has acknowledged that he is contemplating retirement after leading the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup title, but the star defenseman has not yet made a decision, according to those close to him. Agent Kevin Epp said he spoke with his client on Tuesday and indicated that Niedermayer would like to decide by July 1, the first day of free agency. "We've talked a couple of times," Epp said Tuesday.
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September 7, 2007 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
The Ducks will keep the door open for Scott Niedermayer but made clear Thursday they are ready to defend the Stanley Cup without him, which comes as no surprise as the team captain struggles to find the desire to keep playing. "When camp opens next week, if Scotty is not there, I can't worry about it," Ducks General Manager Brian Burke said. "Our team has to be prepared with the people that show up and lace up their skates."
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November 12, 2013 | Lisa Dillman
What began as the germ of an idea, two brothers pursuing a jointly held dream of winning the Stanley Cup together, took a firmer grip overseas in an unlikely spot, the Czech Republic. It was 2004. Scott and Rob Niedermayer were far away from their roots in British Columbia, helping lead Canada to a gold medal at the world championships. This represented a rare, treasured opportunity for the brothers to play together. They relished those games in Prague and so the Niedermayers started discussing an extended partnership.
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November 9, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Scott Niedermayer glided into the Hockey Hall of Fame as smoothly and surely as he skated around NHL rinks through 1,263 games over parts of 18 seasons. Niedermayer's skates seemed to be extensions of his feet, so gracefully did he move when he brought the puck up ice or patrolled his position on defense. He won just about everything there is to win at every level of hockey - including four Stanley Cup championships, the last in 2007 alongside his brother, Rob - and his election to the Hall of Fame was a certainty in his first year of eligibility.
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July 9, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Scott Niedermayer's dazzling resume has another entry: Hall of Famer. The smooth-skating defenseman was considered a first-ballot lock and it became official Tuesday in Toronto when the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee announced its class of 2013. Niedermayer, who played for the New Jersey Devils and led the Anaheim Ducks in their Stanley Cup run in 2007, was joined by defenseman Chris Chelios and power forward Brendan Shanahan. In addition, the late Fred Shero was elected as a builder and pioneer Geraldine Heaney went in in the women's player category.
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June 6, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Center Andy McDonald, who set a Ducks club record of 10 goals in one postseason during the team's drive to the 2007 Stanley Cup championship, said Thursday he plans to retire because he fears what will happen if he suffers another concussion. The small-but-skillful McDonald, 35, had five concussions during a career that began with the Ducks in the 2000-01 season. He had 182 goals and 489 points in 685 NHL games and spent the last five-plus seasons with the St. Louis Blues. “The last few years too much of the focus became worrying about the next hit. I was always thinking about it,” McDonald told the website truehockey.com . “I'm fortunate to get out now. I know I could play two or three more years and I love the game of hockey, but healthwise I know I shouldn't be playing.” McDonald's mark of 10 goals in the 2007 playoffs still stands as a Ducks record.
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January 11, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks will bring one of the strongest links to their 2007 Stanley Cup to the bench this season, naming distinguished defenseman Scott Niedermayer as an assistant coach to Bruce Boudreau on Friday. Niedermayer, 39, has been retired since 2010 and has served as a hockey operations consultant to the team. “Try to find answers for guys, give advice, little things I see when I'm watching a game,” Niedermayer said of his expected contributions. “We have some veteran defensemen I might not be quite as involved with.
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April 5, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
The Ducks confirmed that highly prized prospect, defenseman Justin Schultz of Wisconsin, won't be signing a contract with Anaheim by Saturday as he has told them he will complete his third year at Madison. That comes as little surprise, but now the window is that much tighter for the Ducks. They have exclusive rights until June 1 to try to sign him. After that, other teams can jump into the fray and he could become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Ducks had not commented publicly on the matter until Thursday.
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August 5, 2005 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Mighty Duck General Manager Brian Burke vowed that the team would be aggressive on the ice. In an unprecedented time of NHL free agency, he showed it would be just as active off of it by landing the game's best defenseman. The Ducks were bystanders in this week's shopping frenzy until they signed former New Jersey Devil star Scott Niedermayer to a four-year, $27-million contract Thursday and pried the reigning Norris Trophy winner away from a team he helped lead to three Stanley Cup titles.
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December 19, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
+ The New Jersey Devils retired Scott Niedermayer's jersey number last week in a classy ceremony. Niedermayer won three Stanley Cup championships with them before leaving to join brother Rob in Anaheim and win the Cup together in 2007. + The latest HBO "24/7" series focusing on the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers should be as entertaining as last year's edition, which featured the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. But wouldn't it help promote the league to expand the participants beyond a select few Eastern teams?
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