The NHL.com’s series ‘Dream Draft’ continues with yet another Anaheim Ducks alumnus being selected. Former captain duck Scott Niedermayer was named the best ever 3rd overall selection in NHL Entry Draft history. Of course, the Ducks were not the team that selected Scotty the N, that was the New Jersey Devils back in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, a pick that originally belonged to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Now, we’ll all remember Niedermayer as the captain who led this franchise to it’s first and only Stanley Cup back in 2006-2007. As well as being Cam Fowler‘s mentor and babysitter in Fowler’s first year. Scotty’s career began with a junior career with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Followed by a long tenure with the Devils, including a short stint with the Utah Grizzlies of the old IHL before joining the Anaheim Mighty Ducks before the 2005-2006 season. He finished up his career after the 2009-2010 season after five successful seasons with the Ducks. He finished his career with 172 goals and 568 assists for 740 career points in 1,263 career games played. The impact he made with his leadership and clutchness cannot be said in very few words. However, all that needs to be said is that he is not one of the best defenseman of all-time for nothing.