A member of the Triple Gold Club, Scott Niedermayer made his Olympic debut at Salt Lake City 2002 where he and Team Canada ended a 50-year gold medal drought in men’s hockey. Niedermayer tallied a goal and an assist at Salt Lake City. Niedermayer returned to the Olympic Games on home ice at Vancouver 2010 where he served as Canada’s captain en route to the gold medal.
Niedermayer’s first time wearing the Canada jersey was at the 1991 IIHF World Junior Championship where he won gold with Team Canada. Niedermayer returned to the tournament in 1992. He would go on to appear in two World Cup of Hockey tournaments for Canada (1996, 2004) serving as Canada’s alternate captain and winning gold in his second go-around. Niedermayer also represented Canada at the 2004 IIHF World Championship where he contributed five points (three goals, two assists) in nine games to secure the gold medal for Canada.
Niedermayer had a stellar NHL career which began with him being drafted third overall in 1991 by the New Jersey Devils where he would go on to play 12 seasons and win three Stanley Cups (1995, 2000, 2003). Niedermayer won his fourth Stanley Cup as a member of the Anaheim Ducks in 2007 when he was also awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs. Niedermayer won the James Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenceman in 2004. In June 2010, Niedermayer officially announced his retirement from hockey.
Niedermayer was inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame twice (2009, 2012) along with his teammates from the Salt Lake City 2002 and Vancouver 2010 Olympic hockey teams. He was also inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014 and the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2015.
Getting to know…
Brother, Rob, won 2007 Stanley Cup with Scott… Enjoys golf, mountain biking, hunting … Hockey idol growing up was Paul Coffey.
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