DOB: Aug. 31, 1973 (28). Height: 6-1, Weight: 200. Shoots: Left. NHL team: New Jersey Devils.
International history: Won a silver medal at the 1996 World Cup of hockey. Played for Canada at both the 1991 and 1992 world junior championships, winning a gold medal the first year and earning a spot on the tournament all-star team.
What he brings: One of the fastest skaters in the league, few defencemen can carry the puck out of his own zone with Niedermayer's ability, something that will translate especially well to the international-sized ice.
Career highlights: Member of the Devils' 1995 and 2000 Stanley Cup championship teams. Member of Devils' 2001 team Stanley Cup finalists. Played in two NHL all-star games (1998 and 2001). Named to the NHL's 1998 second all-star team. Selected to the 1993 NHL all-rookie team.