According to the Associated Press, Canadian Olympic gold medallist Scott Niedermayer of Edmonton, Alberta will be joining the Anaheim Ducks' coaching staff in the 2013 National Hockey League season as an assistant coach in an announcement made Friday.
Niedermayer will try to help the Ducks qualify for the postseason after missing the playoffs in 2012 with a record of 34-36-12, 15 points back of the eighth place Los Angeles Kings, who went on to win the Stanley Cup. Niedermayer, was hired today by head coach Bruce Boudreau, and will join assistants Bob Woods and Brad Lauer.
Niedermayer was on the Canadian Olympic men's ice hockey team that won the gold medal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, where he was the team captain.
Niedermayer spent 18 seasons in the NHL as a defenceman with the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks, winning three Stanley Cups with the Devils and one with the Ducks. He also won the Vezina Trophy in 2004 and Conn Smythe Trophy in 2007.