Not two minutes after posting my fantasy “If I were a GM" article, I see on the Ducks website it announced that Scott Niedermayer has chosen to return for the 2008-2009 season.
“It’s no secret what Scotty has meant to this organization over the past three years,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke. “Needless to say, we are thrilled he’s returning to play for the upcoming season.”
Its no secret what Scotty has meant to any organization! The man wins regardless of where he is. He is one of the classiest NHLers there is, and he is always considered in the top ten, possibly even five, of defensemen.
For Example: “Niedermayer has won four Stanley Cup championships and is the only player in hockey history to have won a Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold Medal, World Championship, World Cup, Memorial Cup and World Junior title. He helped lead the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup title in 2007, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs.” As quoted from the Ducks website.
“I had a great time last season after returning to the team,” said Niedermayer. “I’m excited about having another opportunity to win, and fully expect this team to be competing for another Stanley Cup next spring."
Niedermayer will speak to the media later this afternoon and his comments will be available on AnaheimDucks.com soon afterward. As soon as the press conference is over I may update Bleacher Report, depending upon what is said.
Article Source and image: courtesy of Anaheim Ducks website