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Cam Fowler finds home with Ducks, Scott Niedermayer

November 2, 2010 |  2:36 pm

Fowler_400 Defenseman Cam Fowler will stay with the Ducks the rest of this season instead of being returned to his junior team, a club spokesman said Tuesday.

Fowler, 18, has been a standout for the Ducks, who next face Tampa Bay on Wednesday at the Honda Center. He hasn’t played since he suffered a broken nose and stiff neck as the result of a hit into the boards on Oct. 17, but in the six games he played he showed an enormous amount of skill, hockey sense and maturity. He averaged 20 minutes, five seconds’ ice time per game and had a goal and three points.

By the way, he has moved in with retired Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer and the Niedermayer clan…and why not? Living with an older teammate worked wonders for a kid named Sidney Crosby. Niedermayer, who has been doing some scouting for the Ducks and works with their prospects, and his wife, Lisa, have four sons. What's one more kid at the dinner table?

Ducks winger Teemu Selanne’s nonprofit foundation, the Teemu Selanne Youth Sports Foundation, will hold two fundraisers this month to advance its goal of providing financial, educational and inspirational opportunities for children and their families through sports programs.

The first event will be at the Montage Laguna Beach on Nov. 20. The festivities will include presenting an award to Luc Robitaille, the Kings’ president of business operations, for his work in helping youth sports, and a poker tournament hosted by Annie Duke.

Two days later the foundation will hold a celebrity golf tournament at the Coto de Caza Golf Course. For more information, check out

-- Helene Elliott

Photo: Cam Fowler. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images