Scott Niedermayer, who played three seasons as a defenceman with the Kamloops Blazers, will have his number (28) retired by the WHL team tonight at Interior Savings Centre.
Niedermayer put up 190 points in 156 regular-season games with the Blazers and was on the team that won the 1992 Memorial Cup.
Now an assistant coach with the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, Niedermayer is to be joined tonight by his wife, Lisa, and their four children (Logan, Jackson, Joshua and Luke), as well as his mother, Carol, and brother, Rob.
On top of that, it was revealed Thursday that Niedermayer is this season's recipient of the WHL Alumni Achievement Award in the professional hockey category. WHL commissioner Ron Robison will present Niedermayer with the award as part of tonight's festivities.
The Blazers are to meet the Prince Albert Raiders after the ceremonies. It all starts at 7 o'clock.
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