Ducks Re-Sign Scott Niedermayer to 1-Year, $6 Million Contract

July 01, 2009

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Jeff Ponder

Ducks Re-Sign Scott Niedermayer to 1-Year, $6 Million Contract

As expected, the Ducks have brought back their captain.

Scott Niedermayer, the man who made up his mind to return to the Ducks just before the NHL Draft on Friday, has signed a 1-year deal reportedly worth $6 million.  The Ducks traded star defenseman Chris Pronger on draft day, knowing that Niedermayer wanted to return to his team. 

Scott registered 59 points from the blue line in 2008-09, which is a steady drop from his career-high 69 points in the 2006-07 campaign.  His abilities have steadily decreased in that time, but is still considered a strong 2-way defenseman.  Scott's best attribute though may be his leadership abilities on the ice though, which is very important to have in an ever-changing Ducks roster.  With the addition of Ryan Whitney in the 2009 Trade Deadline, the Ducks still have a formidable power-play even after the loss of Chris Pronger.

Niedermayer's return could mean the return of brother Rob, a defensive forward that is currently an unrestricted free-agent with the Ducks as well. 

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