Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ian Kidd
Defenceman Ian Kidd was a college standout whose NHL career never blossomed. He possessed good size and offensive smarts but couldn't seem to put it all together when his chance at the big leagues came around. Even in the minors he was a solid rather than dominant performer.

The native of Gresham, Oregon played two seasons at the University of North Dakota. In his second year he became a highly touted prospect with 60 points in 47 games and selection to the WCHA first all-star team, the NCAA West first All-America Team, and the NCAA championship all-tournament team. He was invited to the U.S. Olympic training camp and very nearly made squad that went on to compete in Calgary.

Kidd signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks in 1987 then scored eleven points in 19 games the next year. He played most of the season with the AHL's Fredericton Express but could not win a job out of training camp in 1988-89. Kidd became a fixture in the IHL with the Milwaukee Admirals, Cincinnati Cyclones, and Chicago Wolves before he retired in 1995.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Penticton Knights BCJHL 42 18 26 44 214
1983-84 Penticton Knights BCJHL 55 31 52 83 188
1984-85 Penticton Knights BCJHL 46 31 77 108 177
1984-85 Penticton Knights Cen-Cup 4 1 2 3 12
1985-86 University of North Dakota WCHA 37 6 16 22 65
1986-87 University of North Dakota WCHA 47 13 47 60 58
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 19 4 7 11 25 -3
1987-88 Fredericton Express AHL 53 1 21 22 70 12 0 4 4 22
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1988-89 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 76 13 40 53 124 4 0 2 2 7
1989-90 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 65 11 36 47 86 6 2 5 7 0
1990-91 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 72 5 26 31 41 6 0 1 1 2
1991-92 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 80 9 24 33 75 5 0 1 1 11
1992-93 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 32 3 10 13 36
1992-93 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 23 6 23 29 10
1993-94 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 79 8 30 38 93 8 0 3 3 10
1994-95 Chicago Wolves IHL 22 2 0 2 20
1994-95 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 13 1 1 2 10 8 1 3 4 6
NHL Totals 20 4 7 11 25


BCJHL Interior Division First All-Star Team (1985)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1987)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1987)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1987)
Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 30, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Milwaukee (IHL), June 19, 1992. Traded to Cincinnati (IHL) by Milwaukee (IHL) for Jeff Madill, February 25, 1993.