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Anaheim Ducks' captain Scott Niedermayer holds the Conn Smythe Trophy after being named MVP after Game 5 of the 2007 NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Anaheim June 6, 2007. REUTERS/Shaun Best

SHAUN BEST

Quotable



On his most memorable loss:



"Losing the 2001 Stanley Cup. It was in Game 7 to Colorado. We [the Devils] had a 3-2 lead going back to New Jersey and we lost. It was a terrible feeling."

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On living the California vibe:



"I tried my hand at surfing. I'm not very good, but it's fun to be at the ocean."



On Animal House and the movie character Niedermeyer:



"Early in my career I saw a sign that said, 'Niedermayer - dead' and I had to ask my teammates what was going on. I'd never seen the movie. I still haven't watched it front to back."



Career



1,263 NHL games



172 goals, 568 assists, 740 points

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202 playoff games with 25 goals, 73 assists, 98 points



Played in five Stanley Cup finals, won four



Once took the Stanley Cup to the top of Fisher Peak in the East Kootenays in B.C.

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