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 to Bruce Boudreau, although his primary function will be practices and at home games. The 39 year old former Norris winning defenseman is not too keen on grueling travel.
“Obviously the last couple of years, I’ve worked with players down in Syracuse and at Norfolk at the start of this year,” said Niedermayer on a conference call. ”I realized that I do enjoy it, more than maybe I had thought when I was a player. I probably couldn’t predict this when I was a player. I’m excited about the chance to try and help.”
Never known to be a verbose man of many words, Niedermayer alway led by example and when he sp...