|2003-2004||Tampa Bay Lightning|
The Los Angeles Kings selected Sydor with the No. 7 pick in the 1990 NHL Draft after the defenseman had a 29-goal, 95-point season in 67 games with Kamloops of the Western Hockey League. He was returned to Kamloops in the fall of 1990 and scored 105 points (27 goals, 78 assists) in 66 games.
Sydor made the Kings out of training camp in 1991 and played 18 games with them, scoring six points (one goal, five assists) before being returned to Kamloops, helping them win the Memorial Cup.