Niedermayer re-signs with Ducks

Scott Niedermayer re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, landing a one-year deal worth $6 million US.

Scott Niedermayer is staying in Anaheim.

The 35-year-old re-signed with the Ducks on Wednesday, landing a one-year deal worth $6 million US.

Niedermayer told Ducks general manager Bob Murray on Friday, during the NHL draft, that he would play another season. He had been undecided about his future after the 2008-09 campaign ended with the Ducks losing to the Detroit Red Wings in the playoffs.

"I'm excited to continue my career with the Ducks," Niedermayer said. "I still enjoy the game and feel the opportunity to win is right here in Anaheim."

Niedermayer has spent the past four seasons with Anaheim. In 2007, he helped the Ducks win the Stanley Cup, earning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. 

The puck-moving defenceman pondered retiring that year as well, after the Ducks won the Cup, but decided to return in December 2007. While with the New Jersey Devils, he played on three Cup-winning teams, and he won the Norris Trophy as top defenceman in the league in 2004.

The Edmonton native had 59 points in 82 games last season, and in 17 NHL seasons with New Jersey and the Ducks has 162 goals and 692 points.

"Keeping Scott Niedermayer in an Anaheim Ducks jersey was paramount for our club," Murray said in a statement. "We're extremely pleased he's chosen to remain with us and look forward to another great season from a Hall of Fame-bound player."

With files from The Canadian Press