Anaheim Ducks’ Defenseman Scott Niedermayer Announces Retirement

June 22nd, 2010 by SK Leave a reply »
The will he/wont he wait is over. 

Unfortunately, it is for good this time.

Scott Niedermayer, considerably one of the best defensemen of the last two decades, has finally decided to hang up his skates. 

Announcing his retirement in a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Niedermayer has made the decision to step away from the NHL and professional hockey to spend more time with his family.

While his career didn't end on a particularly high note, his overall performance from start to finish was above and beyond one of the greatest from a defenseman -- ever. 

No one has done what Niedermayer has accomplished.  Four Stanley Cups, a Norris Trophy, a Conn Smythe winner, and International Championships at various levels including a gold medal as Canada's captain in Vancouver this past February.

Niedermayer knew what it took to be a winner and he made champions out of those around him. 

The Captain of the Anaheim Ducks, Niedermayer was a leader both on and off the ice.  Evident to those who played with him and to those who watched him with such admiration.&nb ...

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