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Scott Niedermayer Named Messier Award Winner

Sunday, 12.17.2006 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Scott Niedermayer Named Messier Award Winner

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The National Hockey League announced today that Anaheim captain Scott Niedermayer was named the recipient of the Mark Messier Leadership Award for his leadership skills on and off the ice. COLD-fX, the official immune enhancer of the NHL and the NHL Players' Association, will donate $5,000 to Ducks Care, the charity of Niedermayer's choice. In addition, VERSUS will air a special segment on Niedermayer during tonight's game broadcast.

"As remarkable as Scotty's play has been on the ice throughout his career, it is his leadership in our locker room and our community that has impressed me the most," says Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke. "Congratulations to Scotty on another meaningful and well-deserved award."

Niedermayer has captained the Ducks to a league-leading 25-4-6 record this season. Among all defensemen in the NHL, he is tied for third in points (29) and ranks second in assists (24), behind teammate Chris Pronger.

"It's an honor to be selected for this award by one of the greatest leaders this sport has ever seen," said Niedermayer. "I'd like to give a lot of credit to everyone in our dressing room. The guys are playing hard for each other every night and are fully committed to team oriented play."

Since joining the Ducks in 2005, Niedermayer has been an active participant in the team's annual fundraisers, including the Anaheim Ducks Golf Classic, Meet the Team wine tasting event and Dux in Tux, a black-tie dinner in which Ducks players serve as "celebrity waiters." For the second straight holiday season, Niedermayer and his three sons served Thanksgiving dinner to needy local residents. The Niedermayer family also adopted a family of six by providing them with food and gifts in hopes of brightening their holiday season.

Periodically throughout the season, Messier and the NHL, will recognize players for their athletic performance; ability to motivate and influence teammates; a commitment to the community and charitable causes; and dedication to a professional attitude as a representative of their sport and as a positive role model within society. At season's end, one player will be named the Mark Messier Leader of the Year and have his name engraved on the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 22 9 7 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07


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