The swift-skating defenseman's fourth Stanley Cup brought the first Conn Smythe of his illustrious career after a five-game victory over the Ottawa Senators. "I was a little surprised. We had a handful of candidates," Niedermayer, 33, the Ducks' captain, said. "I was out there trying to do my thing, whether it was playing good solid defense, blocking a shot, helping out on offense. I'm thankful I was out there to help the team and not really thinking about an award like this."