Anaheim Ducks
Scott Niedermayer
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ScottNiedermayer
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 194
BIRTHDATE: 08/31/1973
BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: NJD: 1991-3 overall
AWARDS:
Conn Smythe Trophy (1)
James Norris Memorial Trophy (1)
2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs:
Last game: Collected an assist on two shots in Game 6 of the CSF, May 12 vs. DET

- Has earned points in six of the last eight games (2-5=7), including in three straight (2-1=3) from May 3-7
- Ranks tied for third among NHL defensemen in scoring and leads all defensemen in PPG (3)...is third in the NHL in avg. TOI (26:25)
- Scored his eighth career postseason game-winning goal in Game 3 of the CSF, May 5 vs. DET...the marker moved him in a share of second place on the NHL's all-time game-winning goal list among defensemen (Nicklas Lidstrom leads with 11, also Paul Coffey and Scott Stevens with eight)
- In CQF, finished series with points in two straight games (0-3=3) and 1-4=5 points in six games, ranking second on the Ducks
- Earned an assist, tying Paul Kariya for third in franchise playoff scoring in Game 6 of the CQF, Apr. 27 vs. SJ...logged a game-high 27:59 TOI
- Scored the game-winning goal in Anaheim's 2-0 win in Game 1 of the CQF, Apr. 16 @ SJ...marked his seventh career postseason GWG, his fourth with Anaheim...since 2005-06, ranks tied for first among defensemen (with DET's Lidstrom) with five playoff GWG and tied for fourth all-time among NHL blue-liners

Playoff Experience:
- Is competing in his 15th Stanley Cup Playoffs...ranks third in playoff experience among NHL defensemen (200 games) competing in the 2009 postseason
- In 2007, won his fourth Stanley Cup and first with Anaheim
- Won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the league's most valuable player of the postseason
- With brother Rob, marked the first set of brothers to win the Stanley Cup together since Brent and Duane Sutter won with the NY Islanders
- In 2003, finished tied for first in NHL postseason scoring with 2-16=18 points while winning his third Stanley Cup...led the NHL in postseason assists
- Faced brother Rob in the Final making the Niedermayers the first siblings to face each other in the Stanley Cup Final since 1946 (Terry Reardon, Boston & Ken Reardon, Montreal)
- In 2000, recorded 5-2=7 points in 22 playoff games as he won his second Stanley Cup
- In 1995, scored 4-7=11 points in 20 postseason games, leading team defensemen in scoring in the Devils first Stanley Cup win.

2008-09 Regular Season:
- Appeared in his 18th NHL season, his fourth with Anaheim
-Played in all 82 games for just the second time in his career (2005-06 also with Anaheim)
- Concluded 2008-09 ranked second among all defensemen in scoring since Jan. 1 (9-31=40)...on the season, ranked tied for third in the NHL in scoring and assists among defensemen
- Had a trio of season-high three-point games, including Mar. 31 @ EDM (1-2=3), Mar. 22 vs. PHX (1-2=3) and Jan. 31 @ COL (1-2=3)
- Scored his second OT goal of the season and 12th of his career, Mar. 11 vs. VAN...continues to hold the all-time OT goals record by a defenseman in NHL history
- Notched two goals, including his 13th career OT goal, Feb. 11 vs. CGY
- Led the NHL in assists in January and ranked tied for third in overall scoring (1-16=17)...also led all defensemen in January scoring (1-16=17)
- Was voted as a starter for the Western Conference in the 2009 All-Star Game
- Recorded his 500th career assist, Jan. 2 vs. PHI
- Earned his 171st point as a Duck (assist) to become Anaheim's leading all-time defenseman scorer, Dec. 3 @ CHI
2008-09: Appeared in his 18th NHL season and fourth with Anaheim, becoming the all-time franchise leader among defensemen in scoring, goals and assists…played in all 82 games for just the second time in his career (also 2005-06 with Anaheim)…the only other Duck to appear in every game in 2008-09 was Chris Pronger…ended the season ranked tied for third in the NHL in scoring and assists among defensemen…overall, was third in the NHL in total TOI (2,182:29) and avg. TOI (26:56)…among team leaders, finished first in takeaways (75), second in assists and blocked shots (77), and third in scoring…also ranked second among all NHL defensemen in scoring from Jan. 1 (9-31=40)…had a trio of season-high three-point games, including Mar. 31 @ EDM (1-2=3), Mar. 22 vs. PHX (1-2=3) and Jan. 31 @ COL (1-2=3)…scored his second OT goal of the season on Mar. 11 vs. VAN, marking the 12th of his career and extending his all-time OT goals record by a defenseman in NHL history…scored his 46th goal as a Duck, surpassing Oleg Tverdovsky for the all-time franchise lead in goals by a defenseman, Mar. 8 vs. MIN…collected his 200th point as a Duck (goal), Feb. 28 @ DAL…notched a season-high two goals, including his 11th career OT goal in a 3-2 victory, Feb. 11 vs. CGY…led the NHL in assists in January and ranked tied for third in overall scoring (1-16=17)…also pacedc all defensemen in January scoring…capped the month with a season-high five-game point and assist streak (1-8=9), Jan. 20-31…was voted a starter for the Western Conference in the 2009 All-Star Game...registered an assist in his fifth career All-Star appearance, Jan. 25 @ MTL…recorded his 500th career assist in a season-high 32:16 TOI, Jan. 2 vs. PHI…earned his 171st point as a Duck (assist) to become Anaheim's leading all-time defenseman scorer, Dec. 3 @ CHI…collected two assists, becoming Anaheim’s all-time leader in assists by a defenseman (127), Oct. 29 vs. DET…was named team captain on Oct. 7…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in his 15th Stanley Cup Playoffs, collecting 3-7=10 points in 13 games…earned a point in nine of his 13 appearances, including points in five of his last six games (2-3=5)…ranked tied for third on the Ducks in postseason scoring…scored his eighth career postseason GWG in Game 3 of the CSF, May 5 vs. DET...the marker moved him in a share of second place with Scott Stevens and Paul Coffey on the NHL's all-time GWG list among defensemen…with his assist in Game 2 of the CSF on May 3 @ DET, surpassed Paul Kariya for sole possession of third place in franchise playoff scoring…tied a playoff career high with 0-2=2 assists in Game 5 of the CQF, Apr. 25 @ SJ.

CAREER:
Has won four Stanley Cup championships…won the gold medal with Canada at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City…is the highest scoring defenseman in New Jersey Devils’ history…has appeared in five NHL All-Star Games: 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008 (did not play in 2007 due to injury)…in addition to the Stanley Cups and Olympic Winter Games gold medal, has also won a World Championship, the World Cup, the Memorial Cup and a World Junior title…is the only player in hockey history to have won all six titles…has appeared in at least 81 games six times in his 18-year NHL career…his 12 career OT goals are the most by a defenseman in NHL history…has a +47 mark over the past six NHL seasons…signed a one-year contract through the 2009-10 NHL season with the Ducks, July 1, 2009…originally inked a four-year contract with Anaheim, Aug. 4, 2005…2007-08: Appeared in his 17th NHL season, third with Anaheim…played in all six CQF games vs. DAL, scoring 0-2=2 points…returned to the lineup for the final 48 games of the regular season after missing the first 34 contests while contemplating retirement…upon his return on Dec. 16, the Ducks posted a 32-12-4 record to lead the NHL in win percentage (.708) for the duration of the regular season…was named to his fifth All-Star Team and his second with Anaheim on Jan. 22…scored a goal and earned a +5 rating for the Western Conference in the 2008 All-Star Game, Jan. 27 @ ATL…recorded a season-best four-game point streak (1-5=6), Jan 7-15…appeared in his 1,100th NHL contest, Apr. 5 @ LA…appeared in his 200th game as a Duck, Mar. 12 vs. VAN…collected an assist on Feb. @ NJ, marking his first game in NJ since signing with the Ducks prior to the 2005-06 season…made his 2007-08 debut on Dec. 16 vs. SJ, tying a career high with eight shots on net…was placed on the active roster on Dec. 15 after announcing his return to the Ducks 10 days earlier…2006-07: Won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs…among playoff leaders, ranked first in OT goals (2), third in defensemen scoring, fifth in avg. TOI and tied for fifth in GWG (2)…tied for the most OT goals by a defenseman in one playoff year (also Wallin, with CAR, 2002; Chelios, with CHI, 1995; Reise, Jr., with DET, 1950)…joined brother Rob to become the first set of brothers to win the Stanley Cup together since Brent and Duane Sutter won with the NY Islanders…scored the series-clinching OT goal and registered a game-high 41:40 TOI in Game 5 of the CSF, May 3 vs. VAN…finished the regular season leading all NHL defensemen in scoring for the first time in his career, which also marked the first time a Ducks defenseman had done so…set career highs in goals, assists and points…his assist and point totals also broke club records he established in 2005-06…was a finalist for the James Norris Memorial Trophy for the third consecutive season…was named a starter for the 2007 NHL All Star Game, but did not play due to a stress fracture in his foot…scored his career-high 15th goal of the season, Apr. 4 vs. SJ…scored the GWG in OT on Mar. 23 vs. DAL, the 10th OT goal of his career…had three assists in consecutive games: Mar. 14 vs. CBJ and Mar. 16 vs. CHI, marking the third and fourth times in his career he had three assists in one game (ties career high)…his second assist in the Mar. 16 contest vs. CHI was his 600th NHL point….missed three games with a stress fracture in his foot, Jan. 28-Feb. 3…had a club-record eight-game assist streak (2-10=12) from Dec. 26, 2006-Jan. 11, 2007, the longest point streak of his career and by a defenseman in club history…set a franchise record and career high with 35:51 TOI, Jan. 9 @ NSH…appeared in his 1,000th career NHL game, Nov. 28 @ EDM…2005-06: Was a finalist for the Norris Trophy…was tied for fourth among NHL defensemen in playoff scoring (11)…led all skaters in TOI in nine of 16 playoff games…led the Ducks in playoff TOI (28:53)…was named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team following the season…scored the GWG in Game 6 of the CQF, May 1 vs. CGY…in the regular season, set then single-season career highs for assists (50) and points (63)…was sixth in NHL in points and tied for fourth in assists among defensemen…finished eighth in the NHL in avg. TOI (25:30)…led the Ducks in TOI and PPA (26), ranked second in assists and third in PPP (35)…was one of four Ducks players to appear in all 82 games…collected two assists, including the 400th of his career on Mar. 7 vs. SJ…scored the OT-GWG (an NHL record ninth of his NHL career) and had two assists, Jan. 30 vs. LA…collected his 500th career point (assist), Dec. 20 @ SJ…earned an assist in his 900th career NHL game, Oct. 23 vs. PHX…was named the sixth captain in team history on Oct. 3…2003-04: Won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league’s top defenseman and was selected to the NHL’s First All-Star Team…finished the regular season tied for second among NHL defensemen in scoring…was third on the Devils in scoring…voted by fans as a starter for 2004 All-Star Game…served as Eastern Conference captain and registered one assist…was named the fastest skater during the SuperSkills competition…was also named Devils MVP by teammates…finished first among Devils defensemen, second overall, with a +20 mark...was Devils captain from Jan. 9 through end of the season…scored two goals on Oct. 8 @ BOS, his 99th and 100th career goals…2002-03: Was tied for first in NHL postseason scoring with 2-16=18 points while winning his third Stanley Cup…also led the NHL with 16 postseason assists…faced brother Rob in the Final, making the Niedermayers the first siblings to face each other in the SCF since 1946 (Terry Reardon, Boston & Ken Reardon, Montreal)…in the regular season, played his 800th NHL game on Mar. 15 vs. NYR…was tied for first on the team with a +23 mark…became the Devils’ all-time point leader among defensemen with an assist, Feb. 5 @ WSH…scored his 400th career point with an assist, Jan. 15  vs. NYI…notched two assists, including the 300th of his career on Nov. 15 vs. MTL…2001-02: Played in his 700th career NHL game, Jan. 23 @ FLA…became the Devils’ all-time goal scoring defenseman with a goal, Apr. 13 @ WSH…2000-01: Collected six assists in 21 playoff games before losing to COL in Game 7 of the SCF…played in his 600th career NHL game, Nov. 25 @ SJ…five of his six goals were game winners…represented North America at the All-Star Game and was a +5…1999-00: Recorded 5-2=7 points in 22 playoff games as he won his second Stanley Cup…became the only Devils defenseman to lead the team in scoring over five consecutive seasons…had a seven-game point streak (3-6=9 points), Nov. 25-Dec. 9…recorded his 300th point (goal) with 1-1=2 points, Jan. 1 @ BOS…1998-99: Scored 1-3=4 points in seven playoff games…scored on his first penalty shot goal (Theodore) on Nov. 11 vs. MTL, which also marked his first SHG…collected 1-2=3 points to reach and surpass 200 career assists in his 500th career NHL game, Feb. 17 vs. TB…1997-98: Earned two assists in six playoff games…appeared in his first NHL All-Star Game…ranked tied for second among NHL defensemen in scoring…recorded his 200th career NHL point with two assists, Dec. 12 vs. MTL…was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team…1996-97: Collected 2-4=6 points in 10 playoff games…appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Oct. 26 @ TB…three of his five goals were game winners…1995-96: Was stopped by Ken Wregget on his first career penalty shot attempt, Feb. 7 vs. PIT…1994-95: Scored 4-7=11 points in 20 postseason games, leading all team defensemen in scoring in the Devils’ first Stanley Cup run…played in his 200th career NHL game, Apr. 4 vs. TB…Miscellaneous: At 18 years, one month and 15 days, became youngest Devil ever to appear in a game…won the Memorial Cup with Kamloops in 1992…posted 2-5=7 points in finals vs. Sault Ste. Marie…was only eligible for 1991 NHL Entry Draft by 17 days.

PERSONAL: Scott and his wife Lisa have four sons: Logan, Jackson, Josh and Luke, who was born in June 2008…the family spends their offseasons in Cranbrook, British Columbia…enjoys any activity that involves the outdoors, including mountain biking and camping…learned how to surf two summers ago…if he could shop in only one clothing store, he’d pick Patagonia…welcomed the Stanley Cup to Cranbrook with brother Rob in August 2007…a helicopter dropped off the duo near the peak of Bull Mountain where they took their dream photo with the Stanley Cup together on top of a glacier.