Anaheim Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer signs one-year deal

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks have officially locked up captain Scott Niedermayer for another season.

He signed a one-year deal for US$6 million, plus bonuses.

"Keeping Scott Niedermayer in an Anaheim Ducks jersey was paramount for our club," Ducks GM Bob Murray said in a statement. "We're extremely pleased he's chosen to remain with us and look forward to another great season from a Hall of Fame-bound player."

Niedermayer considered retirement before announcing his intention to return on Friday, prompting the Ducks to deal Chris Pronger to Philadelphia at the draft.

The 35-year-old defenceman has spent the past four seasons with the Ducks and earned the Conn Smythe Trophy when the team won the Stanley Cup in 2007.

"I'm excited to continue my career with the Ducks," said Niedermayer. "I still enjoy the game and feel the opportunity to win is right here in Anaheim."

Niedermayer had 59 points (14-45) in 82 games last season.

In 1,183 career games with New Jersey and the Ducks, he has 162 goals and 692 points.