Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 12/16/11

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 05: Scott Niedermayer #27 of the Anaheim Ducks looks on the ice during the game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Honda Center on January 5, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
photo courtesy of Tom Gulitti on Twitter Tonight at the Prudential Center, the New Jersey Devils will honor former defensemen Scott Niedermayer, making him the third Devils player to have his number retired as the organization will raise his #27 to the rafters.Niedermayer played 12 seasons in New Jersey after being drafted third overall in the 1991 NHL Draft, winning three Stanley Cups and recording at least 30 points in all but one of those years. His best season came in 2003-2004 when he recorded 54 points and a +20 +/- while winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy (league’s top defensemen).“I got to know him outside [the Devils] because I played in the Olympics and World Cup with him. You could see how valuable he was as a player when you went outside of your comfort zone,” Martin Brodeur told The Star Ledger. “I got lucky to be able to see him in those situations. The honor they’re giving him is as well-deserved as the other two guys that got their jerseys retired already.”For ...
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