Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Phil Sykes
Phil Sykes played hockey at the University of North Dakota from 1978 to 1982. While at school, he was named to the NCAA Championship all-tournament team in both 1980 and 1982 and the WCHA first all-star team in 1982. He was also named the NCAA's championship tournament MVP in 1982.

He signed as a free agent in 1982 with the L.A. Kings and made his NHL debut with the team in the 1982-83 season. The majority of Sykes' first two seasons were spent with the team's AHL affiliate in New Haven. He played his first full year in the NHL in 1984-85. Sykes spent seven seasons with the Kings until he was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in 1989. He spent the rest of his career in Winnipeg before hanging up his skates in 1992.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 University of North Dakota WCHA 41 9 5 14 16
1979-80 University of North Dakota WCHA 37 22 27 49 34
1980-81 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 28 34 62 22
1981-82 University of North Dakota WCHA 37 22 27 49 34
1982-83 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 2 0 2 2 +1
1982-83 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 71 19 26 45 111 12 2 2 4 21
1983-84 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1
1983-84 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 77 29 37 66 101
1984-85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 17 15 32 38 -18 3 0 1 1 4
1985-86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 76 20 24 44 97 -26
1985-86 Canada WEC-A 9 0 0 0 4
1986-87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 58 6 15 21 133 +10 5 0 1 1 8
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 40 9 12 21 82 +5 4 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 23 0 1 1 8 -3 3 0 0 0 8
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 34 9 17 26 23
1989-90 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 25 3 12 15 32
1989-90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 48 9 6 15 26 -8 4 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Moncton Hawks AHL 5 0 1 1 20
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 70 12 10 22 59 -9
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 52 4 2 6 72 -12 7 0 1 1 9
NHL Totals 456 79 85 164 519 26 0 3 3 29


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1980, 1982)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1982)
WCHA Most Valuable Player (1982)
NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1982)
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, April 5, 1982. Traded to Winnipeg by Los Angeles for Brad Jones, December 1, 1989.