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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.

Doug Lidster
Born (1960-10-18) October 18, 1960 (age 58)
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Dallas Stars
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 133rd overall, 1980
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1983–1999

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

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Kamloops Jardine Blazers Minor-BC
1977–78 Kamloops Chiefs BCHL 64 24 39 63 46
1977–78 Seattle Breakers WCHL 2 0 0 0 0
1978–79 Kamloops Rockets BCHL 59 36 47 83 50
1979–80 Colorado College WCHA 39 18 25 43 52
1980–81 Colorado College WCHA 36 10 30 40 54
1981–82 Colorado College WCHA 36 13 22 35 32
1982–83 Colorado College WCHA 34 15 41 56 30
1983–84 Canada Intl 59 6 20 26 28
1983–84 Vancouver Canucks NHL 8 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 1 0
1984–85 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 6 24 30 55
1985–86 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 12 16 28 56 3 0 1 1 2
1986–87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 12 51 63 40
1987–88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 64 4 32 36 105
1988–89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 63 5 17 22 78 7 1 1 2 9
1989–90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 8 28 36 36
1990–91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 6 32 38 77 6 0 2 2 6
1991–92 Vancouver Canucks NHL 66 6 23 29 39 11 1 2 3 11
1992–93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 6 19 25 36 12 0 3 3 8
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
1998–99 Canada Intl 38 4 15 19 64
1998–99 Dallas Stars NHL 17 0 0 0 10 4 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 897 75 268 343 679 80 6 15 21 64

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1984 Canada OG 7 0 2 2 2
1985 Canada WC 10 3 1 4 4
1990 Canada WC 10 1 0 1 6
1991 Canada WC 10 1 4 5 8
Senior totals 37 5 7 12 20

TransactionsEdit

  • 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.

CoachingEdit

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.[3] 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.[4] In 2012, he was named assistant coach of the Texas Stars.[5] On July 7, 2014, he returned to the Canucks as an assistant coach.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/60703/la_id/1.htm
  4. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/170789/la_id/1.htm
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=725643

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stan Smyl
Vancouver Canucks captains
1990–91,
with Trevor Linden and Dan Quinn
Succeeded by
Trevor Linden