Anaheim retires Hall of Fame defenseman Niedermayer’s No. 27

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have raised Scott Niedermayer’s No. 27 to the rafters at the Honda Center, honoring the Hall of Fame defenseman who helped lead the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007.

The Ducks held the ceremony on Sunday night before their game against Washington.

Niedermayer signed with Anaheim in 2005 after 13 seasons with New Jersey. He scored 60 of his 172 career goals in five seasons with the Ducks. He remains the franchise leader in goals, assists, points and power-play goals (39) among defensemen.

Niedermayer is the third player in Anaheim’s 25-year franchise history to have his number retired, joining the No. 8 of Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya’s No. 9. He is also the ninth player in NHL history to have his number retired by two teams after New Jersey honored him in 2011.