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Anaheim names Scott Niedermayer assistant coach

Jan 11, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT

Scott Niedermayer Ducks

On Friday, the Ducks announced that Scott Niedermayer — the captain of the club’s 2007 Stanley Cup championship — would be joining the organization as an assistant coach.

“I’m very excited to expand my role with the Ducks and take on a new challenge,” Niedermayer said in a statement. “I’m grateful to [Ducks GM] Bob Murray, Bruce Boudreau and the Ducks organization for giving me this opportunity and can’t wait to get started.”

Niedermayer was working under Murray in Anaheim’s front office (as a hockey operations consultant) before accepting his new role. As an assistant, he’ll join Boudreau’s staff and work alongside Bob Woods and Brad Lauer.

Niedermayer retired in 2010 after one of the most storied careers in hockey history. He is the only player to have ever won a Stanley Cup (x4), Olympic gold medal, World Championship, World Cup, Memorial Cup and World Junior title.

“As a player, Scott was one of the great leaders and winners of all time, making him a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” Murray said. “His knowledge of the game and relationship with the players will be a great benefit for us. And he’s even a better person than a hockey player.”

This hire will likely be a boon for Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler. The 21-year-old actually lived in Niedermayer’s house during his rookie campaign and boasts the kind of offensive game Niedermayer can hone.

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  1. scionofflame - Jan 11, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Cool for Scott, and the Ducks! Always liked Niedermayer, and glad to see he’s getting a shot at doing something awesome for hockey again.

  2. skillful999 - Jan 11, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Yeah, this is good for the Ducks. I think they are a great team on paper. Maybe this will help put them over the top and get into the playoffs again!

  3. you4real - Jan 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Good for hockey in general, all time great.. Both on and off the ice.

  4. swizzler16 - Jan 11, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    At 39 he’d still crack the Ducks top 4.

    • danphipps01 - Jan 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      Their D IS pretty weak…

  5. ludacrish05 - Jan 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Ducks will make playoffs

  6. hawkeyplayer - Jan 11, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    WOW Bruce Boudreau and Scotty N.?

    watch out LA…..

    1…2…. someone’s coming for you.
    3…4….. better lock your door.
    5…6… Ducks will use their sticks.
    7…8… were filled with hate..
    9..10… Kings will never win again!!

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