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Darryl Sydor
Assistant Coach


Darryl Sydor is in his fourth season as an Assistant Coach with the Minnesota Wild.

Sydor served as an Assistant Coach for Mike Yeo with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2010-11. In his first season as a professional coach, the Aeros went 46-28-1-5 and advanced to the Calder Cup Final after not qualifying for the playoffs in 2010.

Sydor played 18 seasons in the NHL, collecting 507 points (98-409=507), including 234 on the power play (43-191=234) and 755 penalty minutes (PIM) in 1,291 games with Los Angeles, Dallas, Columbus, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. His games played total ranks 18th all-time by a NHL defenseman. Sydor made 11 appearances in the playoffs and recorded 56 points (9-47=56) in 155 postseason games. He advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with Los Angeles in his first full season in the NHL (1992-93) and won a Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999 and the Lightning in 2004. Sydor also won a Memorial Cup with the Kamloops Blazers in 1992. He was originally selected by the Kings with the seventh overall pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

The native of Edmonton, Alta., appeared in two NHL All-Star Games (1998, 1999) and retired following the 2009-10 season.

Sydor and his wife, Sharlene, have four children – twins Parker and Braden, and Dylan and Cooper.