Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/11/13
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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 Bob Murray said. "His knowledge of the game and relationship with the players will be a great benefit for us." Niedermayer moves over to the coaching side after working as a consultant for hockey operations since he retired as a player in 2010. "The last couple years, having worked with players down in Syracuse and Norfolk at the start of this year, I realized that I do enjoy it -- maybe more than I thought as a player," Niedermayer said. Niedermayer will attend Ducks practices and work from a vantage point above the rink rather than on the bench during home games. "Let's realize Scotty is one of the great...
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