New Jersey Devils: Scott Niedermayer
Scott Niedermayer has the ultimate dad beard. The sight of his beard alone brings an almost comforting feeling. Though his beard only truly came into it’s own with the salt and pepper look added by his age while he played for the Ducks, Niedermayer played most of his hockey in New Jersey.
Niedermayer has played more than 1,000 games in 18 NHL seasons. He’s a Norris Trophy winner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a four-time Stanley Cup champion — one of which he earned the Conn Smythe Trophy (2007) as the most valuable player of the NHL Playoffs. He’s also regarded as one of the top 100 players in NHL history. What have you done lately?
It was no surprise in 2013 when Niedermayer was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He now resides in Orange county with his wife and four boys where is is an active member of the community, co-chairing a charitable “Walk for Kids” with his wife, Lisa. He is also an active environmentalist. Again, what have you done lately? Just writing this makes me feel like I need to be a better person.
In times of trouble, ask yourself “What would Scott Niedermayer do?” Here’s your answer: Grow a fantastic beard and be an amazing human being. Thanks for being you, Scott.