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Stars Acquire Sydor From Pittsburgh

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars

Member of Dallas’ 1999 Cup Team Returns for Third Stint with Stars

FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Darryl Sydor from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Philippe Boucher.

Darryl Sydor
“Darryl is a proven veteran defenseman who brings a great deal of character and leadership abilities to our group,” said Co-General Manager Les Jackson. “He is obviously a player we are very familiar with and we are excited to welcome him back to the Stars. On the other side of the coin, we thank Philippe Boucher for everything he’s done for the Dallas Stars organization the last few years, and we wish him the best with the Penguins.”

Sydor, 36, has appeared in eight games for Pittsburgh this season, earning a goal and an assist for two points. He skated in 74 games for the Penguins last season, scoring 13 points (1 goal, 12 assists) and serving as an alternate captain for the club. The two-time Stanley Cup winner (Dallas, 1999; Tampa Bay, 2004) also reached the Cup Finals for the fifth time in his career (also Dallas, 2000; Los Angeles, 1993) last season with Pittsburgh.

The native of Edmonton, Alta., skated for Dallas from 1995-2003 and again during the 2006-2007 season, and in 649 games with the club, recorded 67 goals and 254 assists for 321 points with 385 penalty minutes. Sydor also appeared in 99 Stanley Cup Playoff games with Dallas, notching 38 points (6 goals, 32 assists) and 46 PIM. Sydor ranks 10th in franchise history in assists and 19th in scoring, while among playoff performers in the Stars annals, ranks seventh in games played and eighth in assists. He also represented the club at the 1998 and 1999 NHL All-Star Games.

The 6-1, 211-pound defenseman has skated in 1,179 career NHL games with Los Angeles, Dallas, Columbus, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, collecting 96 goals and 390 assists for 486 points with 724 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 155 career Stanley Cup Playoff games in his career, earning 56 points (9 goals, 47 assists) and 73 PIM.

Originally selected by Los Angeles in the first round (7th overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Sydor represented Canada at the 1996 and 2002 World Championships and the 1992 World Junior Championships. He was a First-Team WHL All-Star from 1990-92 with Kamloops, leading the Blazers to the 1992 Memorial Cup championship.

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