Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Darryl Sydor
Darryl Sydor was drafted in the first round in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings from the WHL's Kamloops Blazers. While a member of the Blazers, Sydor was named to the WHL West's First All-Star team in 1990, 1991, and 1992 and helped the team win the Memorial Cup in 1992.

Sydor made his NHL debut with the Kings in 1991-92 and the next year helped the team reach the Stanley Cup finals against the Montreal Canadiens. Even with Wayne Gretzky on their team Los Angeles fell to Montreal in five games. In 1994, Sydor was a member of team Canada when it won the gold medal at the World Championships.

After five seasons with the Kings, Sydor was traded to the Dallas Stars in 1996 and was an essential element on the blueline as the team won its first Stanley Cup in 1999. Sydor played in the 1998 and 1999 All-Star Games and has become one of the top offensive defenceman in the NHL.

In the summer of 2003 Sydor was acquired by the Columbus Blue Jackets and played in 49 games with the club before being acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning just prior to the 2004 NHL All-Star Game. Upon his arrival with the Bolts, Sydor solidified the team's blueline and was instrumental in helping the team capture it's first Stanley Cup title and his second.

In order to clear salary, the Tampa Bay Lightning traded Sydor back to the Dallas Stars on July 2, 2006 in exchange for a 4th round draft pick. In his second stint with the Stars Sydor skated in 74 games tallying 21 points while averaging over 20 minutes of ice time per game. After returning the Stars, the unrestricted free agent signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 2, 2007.

As a member of the Penguins, Sydor appeared in 77 games and his veteran leadership helped stabilize the club's blueline. However, only eight games into his 2008-09 season with the Penguins, the club dealt him back to Dallas for his third stint with the club on November 16, 2008, in exchange for Phillippe Boucher.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Genstar Cement AAHA 34 20 17 37 60
1986-87 Genstar Cement AAHA 36 15 20 35 60
1987-88 Edmonton Mets AJHL 38 10 11 21 54
1988-89 Kamloops Blazers WHL 65 12 14 26 86 15 1 4 5 19
1989-90 Kamloops Blazers WHL 67 29 66 95 129 17 2 9 11 28
1989-90 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 3 4 0 4 2
1990-91 Kamloops Blazers WHL 66 27 78 105 88 12 3 22 25 10
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers WHL 29 9 39 48 33 17 3 15 18 18
1991-92 Canada WJC-A 7 3 1 4 4
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 1 5 6 22 -3
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 5 0 2 2 6
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 6 23 29 63 -2 24 3 8 11 16
1993-94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 84 8 27 35 94 -9
1993-94 Canada WC-A 8 0 1 1 4
1994-95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 48 4 19 23 36 -2
1995-96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 58 1 11 12 34 -11
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 26 2 6 8 41 -1
1995-96 Canada WC-A 8 0 1 1 0
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 82 8 40 48 51 +37 7 0 2 2 0
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 79 11 35 46 51 +17 17 0 5 5 14
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 74 14 34 48 50 -1 23 3 9 12 16
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 74 8 26 34 32 +6 23 1 6 7 6
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 81 10 37 47 34 +5 10 1 3 4 0
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 78 4 29 33 50 +3
2001-02 Canada WC-A 1 0 0 0 0 -2
2002-03 Dallas Stars NHL 81 5 31 36 40 +22 12 0 6 6 6
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 49 2 13 15 26 -19
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 31 1 6 7 6 +3 23 0 6 6 9
2004-05
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 4 19 23 30 -18 5 0 1 1 0
2006-07 Dallas Stars NHL 74 5 16 21 36 -4 7 1 1 2 4
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 1 12 13 26 +1 4 0 0 0 2
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 8 1 1 2 2 +5
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 65 2 11 13 16 -2
2009-10 St. Louis Blues NHL 47 0 8 8 15 -6
NHL Totals 1291 98 409 507 755 155 9 47 56 73


WHL West First All-Star Team (1990, 1991, 1992) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998, 1999) Traded to Dallas by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 5th round choice (Ryan Christie) in 1996 Entry Draft for Shane Churla and Doug Zmolek, February 17, 1996. Traded to Columbus by Dallas for Mike Sillinger and Columbus' 2nd round choice (Johan Fransson) in 2004 Entry Draft, July 22, 2003. Traded to Tampa Bay by Columbus with Columbus' 4th round choice (Mike Lundin) in 2004 Entry Draft for Alexander Svitov and Tampa Bay's 3rd round choice (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Dustin Boyd) in 2004 Entry Draft, January 27, 2004. Traded to Dallas by Tampa Bay for Dallas' 4th round choice (later traded to Ottawa - Ottawa selected Derek Grant) in 2008 Entry Draft, July 2, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 2, 2007. Traded to Dallas by Pittsburgh for Philippe Boucher, November 16, 2008. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September 25, 2009. Officially announced his retirement, July 13, 2010.