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Doug Lidster
Doug Lidster was hired as an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks on July 7, 2014.
Doug Lidster  was hired as an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks on July 7, 2014.

Lidster was an assistant coach on Desjardins' staff with the Dallas Stars of the American Hockey League over the past two seasons. The Stars won the Calder Cup in June, 2014.

Lidster was a seventh-round pick (No. 133) of the Canucks in the 1980 NHL Draft and played the first 10 seasons of his 16-year career with the team. Lidster also played for the New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars, winning the Stanley Cup in 1994 with a seven-game series win against the Canucks in the Final.

Prior to joining the Stars, he served as assistant coach for the Canadian Women's National Hockey team from 2008 to 2010, where he helped guide Canada to gold in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as well as the 2009 4 Nations Cup Championship in Finland, the 2010 MLP Cup Championship in Germany and a silver medal at the 2009 IIHF World Women's Championship in Finland.