Scott Niedermayer has number retired

Updated: December 16, 2011, 11:34 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- Former New Jersey Devils defenseman Scott Niedermayer became the third player in franchise history to have his number retired Friday, when the team honored him in a ceremony before the Devils' 6-3 win while raising his No. 27 to the rafters of Prudential Center.

The 38-year-old, whose elite skating ability and winning legacy defined an illustrious 18-season NHL career, received a rousing ovation before thanking the organization, former coaches and teammates, the fans and ...

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