Scott Niedermayer's dazzling resume has another entry: Hall of Famer.
The smooth-skating defenseman was considered a first-ballot lock and it became official Tuesday in Toronto when the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee announced its class of 2013.
Niedermayer, who played for the New Jersey Devils and led the Anaheim Ducks in their Stanley Cup run in 2007, was joined by defenseman Chris Chelios and power forward Brendan Shanahan. In addition, the late Fred Shero was elected as a builder and pioneer Geraldine Heaney went in in the women's player category.
Niedermayer, 39, is an assistant coach with Anaheim and he is the first Duck to make the Hall of Fame. Adam Oates and Jari Kurri played briefly for the Ducks but are in the Hall primarily for their contributions with other teams.
"It's unbelievable," Niedermayer said on the TSN broadcast. "It's probably going to take awhile to sink in."
In 17 NHL seasons, Niedermayer won four Stanley Cups (three of them with the Devils), ...