Anaheim Ducks name Scott Niedermayer assistant coach

Scott Niedermayer, seen during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, has been named an assistant coach...

Scott Niedermayer, seen during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, has been named an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks. (Andre Forget/QMI AGENCY)

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, Last Updated: 5:53 PM ET

Stanley Cup hero Scott Neidermayer is rejoining his Anaheim Ducks — only this time as an assistant coach.

The Ducks made the announcement on Friday, adding he’ll be behind the bench with Bruce Boudreau at the beginning of the season, along with Bob Woods and Brad Lauer.

“As a player, Scott was one of the great leaders and winners of all time, making him a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” Ducks general manager Bob Murray said on Anaheim’s official website. “His knowledge of the game and relationship with the players will be a great benefit for us. And he’s even a better person than a hockey player.”


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