Names In the Rafters

According to Devils reporter Tom Gullitti  the Devils plan to retire Scott Niedermayer’s number this season. There has been no official date set, but it would make a ton of sense to do it on February 17th when the Ducks visit New Jersey.

Obviously one of the most deserving hockey players to have his number retired. He will join Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko on the rafters at Prudential Center.

The Anaheim Ducks have yet to retire any numbers but there are several worthy candidates.

Who comes to mind when you think of the top Ducks of all time? Heres a few that come to my mind:

  • Teemu Selanne
  • Paul Kariya
  • Scott Niedermayer
  • Guy Hebert
  • J.S. Giguere
There are many others but the point is, the Ducks have had some amazing players on their roster. Paul Kariya recently retired after 15 NHL seasons. Nine of those season were with the Ducks and he played phenomenally. Nieds is one of the greatest defenseman to play in the NHL, and captained the Ducks to their 2006-2007 Stanley Cup. Guy Hebert is ranked 1st or 2nd in almost every Ducks goaltending statistic.
Teemu Selanne is one of the greatest players of all time. Whether he comes back or not, his number WILL be raised in Honda Center. Giguere backstopped the Ducks to their Stanley Cup and was the name of the Ducks franchise for years.
Who do you think deserves their number to be retired?

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks Guy Hebert Jean-Sebastien Giguere Ken Danyeko New Jersey Devils NHL Paul Kariya Scott Niedermayer Scott Stevens Teemu Selanne

  • callmemochelle

    i disagree on Hebert and Kariya. While Kariya was once our posterboy, he didn’t bring us a Cup and he held out twice for more money. IMO that’s not enough to quailfy retiring his number. Same for Guy, another former posterboy. He didn’t bring us much success, and he didn’t have the stats /numbers to qualify to be retired in our rafters. They’re both former fan favorites but not enough to say yeah, let’s retire their numbers in Anaheim.