Josh Niedermayer in one of the three games he played for the Penticton Vees last season as an affiliate player. Next season he’ll join his brother, Jackson, as a full-time player for the club. (Cherie Morgan photo)

Josh Niedermayer commits to Vees alongside brother Jackson

Josh Niedermayer has committed to the Penticton Vees for the 2020-21 season

The Penticton Vees continue to build their roster for the 2020-21 season.

Today the team announced that Josh Niedermayer, son of Hockey Hall of Famer Scott and brother of current Vees forward Jackson, has committed to the club for next season.

READ MORE: Penticton Vees sign forward Devlin O’Brien

Niedermayer, a 16 year-old defenseman, joins the Vees after spending each of the last two seasons with the Okanagan Hockey Academy including the 2019-20 campaign with the OHA Red Midget Prep squad.

The 5’11”, 203-pound rearguard posted 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points while suiting up for 36 games last season. Niedermayer already has experience with the Vees, getting into 3 games in the 2019-20 season as an affiliate player.

The Penticton, B.C. native will join his older brother, Jackson, as the two will play on the same team for the first time in their young careers. The eldest Niedermayer brother posted 45 points in 52 games in his second year with the Vees last season.

The boys haven’t had to look far for inspiration. Their father, Scott, regarded as one of the best defensemen to play the game, suited up for 1,263 National Hockey League games, winning 4 Stanley Cups and Olympic gold medals for Canada before being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

In addition to his father, Josh’s uncle, Rob, played in 1,153 career NHL games while being a Stanley Cup winner.

“I’ve gotten to know the Vees over the last couple years and am excited to join them next year,” said Josh.

“I’m looking forward to trying to help the team win and continue improving as a player. I’m also excited to play with my brother and new teammates next season.”

READ MORE: Penticton Vees add scoring touch for next season


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