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Darryl Sydor
The Minnesota Wild hired Darryl Sydor as Assistant Coach on June 30, 2011.
Sydor served as an assistant 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) and 755 penalty minutes (PIM) in 1,291 games with Los Angeles, Dallas, Columbus, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. The defenseman recorded 56 points (9-47=56) in 155 playoff games and won a Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999 and the Lightning in 2004.

The native of Edmonton, Alb., 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.