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NHL veteran returns to Kamloops for jersey retirement

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January 24, 2013 - 4:41 PM

Scott Niedermayer's no. 28 jersey will be retired at the Interior Savings Centre (ISC) tomorrow night at the Kamloops Blazers hockey game.

A press conference is being held tomorrow morning with Niedermayer and Blazers co-owner, Mark Recchi, where more details are expected be revealed. Recently dismissed general manager of the Toronto Maple Leaves, Brian Burke, is also expected to be in attendance.

According to a press release issued by the Western Hockey League, the Cranbrook-native defenseman played 156 games with the Blazers, scored 47 goals, made 143 assists and totalled 190 career points.

He went on to play a total of 1263 games in the National Hockey League, winning four Stanley Cups and totalling 784 points over his 17-year career with the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

There are five retired numbers hanging in the ISC, including Greg Hawgood's no. 4, Recchi's no. 8, Dean Evanson's no. 20, Greg Evtushevski's no. 26 and Rob Brown's no. 44.

The last time a jersey was retired by the club was in 1990 for Recchi.

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