Scott Niedermayer – Olympic Gold Medalist, Stanley Cup Winner, World Hockey Championship
Scott grew up in Cranbrook with his brother Rob. As of 2009, Scott is the only player to take home every major North American and international championship in his career; he has won the Memorial Cup, World Junior Championship gold, World Championship gold, Olympic gold, the Stanley Cup and the World Cup.
Scott played his junior hockey with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL winning a Memorial Cup in 1992, while capturing the Stafford Smyth Memorial Trophy as the tournament MVP. A two-time WHL West First Team All-Star (1991-1992) and CHL Scholastic Player-of-the-Year (1991), Niedermayer was the third overall draft pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft at the tender age of 18, a selection the Devils had acquired from Toronto for Tom Kurvers.
A four-time Stanley Cup winner in 1995, 2000, 2003, and 2007. Scott is a strong puck carrying defenseman who is one of the league's best skaters and is blessed with outstanding speed and offensive instincts. In 2003-04, Niedermayer established a career high in points with 54 (14-40-54)and capped off his career year by winning his first Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman.
Following a lock out season in 2004-05, Niedermayer became an un-restricted free agent and opted to sign with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and join his younger brother Rob. The season carried into the 2007 NHL playoffs where the Ducks steamrolled over the Ottawa Senators to win the Stanley Cup. Scott was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the MVP of the playoffs.
Internationally, Scott has represented Canada at the 1991 and 1992 World Junior Championships where he was named to the All-Star Team, at the 1996 World Cup, the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City where he helped Canada capture its first gold medal in over 50 years and was a member of its 2004 gold medal World Championship team, its 2004 World Cup team, and its 2006 Winter Olympic team.