John Douglas Andrew Lidster (born October 18, 1960 in Kamloops, British Columbia) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks until the end of the 2016-2017 season.
October 18, 1960|
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
133rd overall, 1980|
Lidster was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the seventh round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft (133rd overall). Lidster played four years of college hockey for Colorado College before playing for Team Canada in the 1984 Olympics. He made his NHL debut with the Canucks near the end of the 1983–84 season, and became a reliable presence on the Vancouver blue line until he was traded to the New York Rangers prior to the 1993–94 NHL season. There, he moved into more of a depth role, but still helped guide the 1994 Rangers to their first Stanley Cup in 54 years, scoring two goals in the Finals as they defeated the Canucks. After a brief stint with the St. Louis Blues, he was reacquired by the Rangers in 1995–96, and played three more seasons on Broadway before signing with the Dallas Stars in early 1999. There he won his second Stanley Cup, before retiring.
Awards and honoursEdit
|All-WCHA First Team||1981–82|||
|All-WCHA First Team||1982–83|||
|AHCA West All-American||1982–83|||
|Stanley Cup (with New York Rangers)||1994|
|Stanley Cup (with Dallas Stars)||1999|
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1976–77||Kamloops Jardine Blazers||Minor-BC||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||New York Rangers||NHL||34||0||2||2||33||9||2||0||2||10|
|1994–95||St. Louis Blues||NHL||37||2||7||9||12||4||0||0||0||2|
|1995–96||New York Rangers||NHL||59||5||9||14||50||7||1||0||1||6|
|1996–97||New York Rangers||NHL||48||3||4||7||24||15||1||5||6||8|
|1997–98||New York Rangers||NHL||36||0||4||4||24||—||—||—||—||—|
- June 25, 1993 - Traded by the Vancouver Canucks to the New York Rangers in exchange for John Vanbiesbrouck.
- July 24, 1994 - Traded by the New York Rangers, along with Esa Tikkanen, to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Petr Nedvěd.
- July 28, 1995 - Traded by the St. Louis Blues to the New York Rangers in exchange for Jay Wells.
- February 26, 1999 - Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars.
Lidster went into coaching, and served as head coach of the Saginaw Spirit in 2004–05. He served as an assistant coach for the Canadian Women's National Hockey team. He also coached youth hockey in Plymouth, Michigan. As part of the IIHF Ambassador and Mentor Program, Lidster was a Hockey Canada coaching mentor that travelled to Bratislava, Slovakia to participate in the 2011 IIHF High Performance Women's Camp from July 4–12. In 2012, he was named assistant coach of the Texas Stars. On July 7, 2014, he returned to the Canucks as an assistant coach.
- "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Profile at Hockey Draft Central
- Coach falls victim to PC era
| Vancouver Canucks captains
with Trevor Linden and Dan Quinn