ANAHEIM, CA – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that Scott Niedermayer one of the key member to their Stanley Cup winning season is returning. It was announced today that he will be the new assistant coach under Ducks head coach, Bruce Boudreau.
Niedermayer will not be making every road trip with the team or be behind the bench for most games but will be more of a silent present to the staff to help in the teams growth.Â “The last couple of years, I’ve been working with players in Syracuse and Norfolk (with the Ducks’ AHL affiliate clubs), and I realized I do enjoy it, maybe more than I thought when I was a player,” Niedermayer said in a phone interview. “I don’t think I could have predicted that when I was a player. I probably couldn’t predict this when I was a player. I’m excited about the chance to try and help.”Â
The last couple season Niedermayer had been in the Anaheim Ducks development program getting them ready for the big show. Niedermayer is looking forward to the challenge that is ahead. Â He said,Â “My goal is to help out, maybe focus on the younger guys that are breaking into the league, give them a little advice.”
The Anaheim Ducks 2013 season will start next week but the schedule has not been officially released as of yet. It will be released in the upcoming days once the players have approved the new agreement. Please check out the Ducks website for more information.