VIDEO: Scott Niedermayer inducted into Hall of Fame

Andrew Zuber

Scott Niedermayer won pretty much everything a hockey player can win over the course of his 18-year career, so his inclusion to the Hockey Hall of Fame is a fitting cap to his pedigree of excellence. 

A four-time Stanley Cup Champion, two-time Olympic gold medallist, World Hockey Championship gold medallist, World Cup of Hockey gold medallist, World Junior gold medallist, and CHL Memorial Cup champion, Niedermayer quite simply knew how to win hockey games. He retired as the only player to win six different league / tournament championships. 

That's just the team accolades. Niedermayer was also a five-time All-Star, three-time NHL First Team All-Star, a Norris Trophy winner, and the 2007 Conn Smythe winner. 

An offensively gifted defenseman, Neidermayer retired with 740 in 1263 games, split between the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks. 

The consummate teammate and leader, Niedermayer used his speech to thank the people who helped him throughout his career, from his housing billets when he was in the WHL to his wife and four children.