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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.
His hiring continues Boudreaus push to improve a defense that ranked 19th in goals-against average last season in a campaign that did not include a playoff appearance.
Im very excited to expand my role with the Ducks and take on a new challenge, Niedermayer said in a statement. Im grateful to the Ducks organization for giving me this opportunity and cant wait to get started.
After winning three Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils, Niedermayer came to the Ducks in 2005, and was named captain quickly after.
The six-time NHL all-star is the Ducks career leader in goals, assists, points and power play goals among defensemen.
As a player, Scott was one of the great leaders and winners of all time, making him a tremendous addition to our coaching staff, Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said in the statement. His knowledge of the game and relationship with the players will be a great benefit for us. And hes even a better person than a hockey player.
In 18 seasons, Niedermayer appeared in 1,263 games and was a three-time finalist for the leagues top defenseman award.
He is the only player to have won a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold medal (with Canada in 2010), World Championship, World Cup, Memorial Cup and World Junior title.
In 2007, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Former Anaheim Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer will be an assistant coach to Bruce Boudreau this season.
The Ducks announced the appointment Friday.
Niedermayer spent the final five seasons of his 18-year career in Anaheim, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL's playoff MVP while leading the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup championship in 2007.
The offense-minded defenseman...
The Anaheim Ducks named four-time Stanley Cup winner Scott Niedermayer as an assistant coach on Friday. Coach Bruce Boudreau added Niedermayer, 39, to a staff that includes current assistants Bob Woods and Brad Lauer. "As a player, Scott was one of the great leaders and winners of all time, making him a tremendous addition to our coaching staff," Ducks general manager...
He's back! Not quite on the bench, but behind the bench is where we will be finding Scott Niedermayer in Anaheim.
The Ducks, who have been using Niedermayer for scouting and working with their AHL affiliate since he retired in 2010, have officially added the former captain to their coaching staff.
Niedermayer will join Bob Woods and Brad Lauer as assistant coaches...
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The Ducks announced today that they have named Scott Niedermayerassistant coach. Niedermayer, who retired from the NHL on June 22, 2010 and remained with the Ducks as a Hockey Operations consultant, will join Bruce Boudreau’s coaching staff immediately. Niedermayer is joined by fellow assistant coaches Bob Woods and Brad Lauer, and video coordinator...
Perhaps in an attempt to rekindle the glory of the franchises' 2007 Stanley Cup win, the Ducks have named ex-captain and hockey great Scott Niedrmayer to the coaching staff.
Niedermayer will join fellow assistant coaches Bob Woods, Brad Lauer, and video coordinator Joe Piscotty on head coach Bruce Boudreau's staff
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