The Devils and the Ducks both got to witness the glory of Niedermayer, and nobody out there can deny his talent. He was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Ducks jersey. In 371 career games with the Ducks, Niedermayer scored 60 goals, 204 assists, he won a Conn Smythe Trophy AND a Stanley Cup.
Niedermayer’s number 27 will join Ken Daneyko’s number 3, and Scott Stevens’ number 4 up in the rafters of Prudential Center tonight,
The Devils held a news conference earlier today with General Manager Lou Lamiorello.
Niedermayer spoke of his Stanley Cup wins at the news conference:
He said he felt spoiled that he won the Stanley Cup three times within his first 12 seasons of his career, but that winning the cup that first time was an amazing experience that he’d never forget. Winning the Cup with the Ducks in 2007, he said, almost duplicated that feeling because there were so many players who had never won it before such as Teemu Selanne and his brother, Rob Niedermayer.
I will definitely be tuning in to the the retirement ceremony tonight. No idea how I’m going to find it, considering Center Ice isn’t scheduled to show it, but I’ll find a way.
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