Tuesday, January 20, 2009

HftL Does the All-Stars (Western Conference): SCOTT NIEDERMAYER of the Anaheim Ducks

Ah, Scott Niedermayer. Some noticeable hilarity is the fact that during the Ducks Stanley Cup run in 2007 when he grew the most atrocious playoff beard known to mankind. More grey than black, it really, really was awful. He is one of those players you often wished played for your team even though you don't really like them.

What's Hot - with the Jr. Hockey team in his hometown (always sweet, when a guy works with kids). He and his wife, Lisa, have four sons: Logan, Jackson, Josh and Luke. He recently learned how to surf. He says one of his hockey idols is Mario Lemieux (don't mob him yet, Pitt ladies). If he could shop in only one clothing store, he’d pick Patagonia. Welcomed the Stanley Cup to Cranbrook, SK (his hometown) with his brother Rob in August 2007 where they had a helicopter drop them off nearHe's 35 and still playing hockey at this level. The position of defense has it's own hotness factor. He's very involved the peak of Bull Mountain where they took their dream photo with the Stanley Cup together on top of a glacier (I found this to be particularly endearing).

What's Hockey - He's the only player in the history of hockey to have won what many consider to be the "six major championships for Canadian players," those championships being the Stanley Cup, Memorial Cup, World Junior Ice Hockey Championship gold, IIHF World Championship gold, Olympic gold, and a World Cup of Hockey title (2003–04). Notable accomplishments include: James Norris Memorial Trophy (for Defenseman of the Year) and 2006–07 - NHL - Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP) for the ducks Stanley Cup run in 06/07. Even I have to admit that he's a fabulous defenseman.

1 comment:

Erika Zimmerman said...

i've always loved Niedermayer! :]
and that first pic is pretty BAMF.