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Darryl Sydor
Darryl Sydor
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 211
Shoots: Left
Born: May 13, 1972
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 2, 2007.
Drafted: LAK / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (7th overall)
2007-08: Veteran defenseman played 74 games in 16th NHL season … Solid leader for young Penguins defensemen, served as alternate captain … Played 1,100th NHL game Oct. 10 vs. Montreal … Scored first point as a Penguin with an assist Oct. 13 vs. Toronto … Scored first goal as a Penguin Dec. 15 vs. Washington … Logged season-high 23:56 of ice time Dec. 15 vs. NY Islanders … Played four games in Stanley Cup Finals vs. Detroit and was even or better in all four.

NHL CAREER: Won Stanley Cups with Dallas (1998-99) and Tampa Bay (2003-04) … Has reached Cup Finals four times (Dallas twice, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh) … Played in NHL All-Star Game in 1997-98 and 1998-99 … First-round pick of Los Angeles Kings in 1990 (seventh overall) and made NHL debut with Kings in 1992-93 ... Played parts of six seasons with Kings and parts of nine seasons in Dallas ... NHL career scoring totals entering 2008-09 season are 484 points (95+389) in 1,171 games … Topped 45-point mark four times with Dallas … Set career-high with 48 points with Dallas in 1996-97 and tied it in 1998-99 … Hit double figures in goals three times, including career best 14 with Dallas in 1998-99 … Has played 155 career playoff games.

INTERNATIONAL: Represented Canada at World Championships in 1996 and 2002 … Played in World Junior Championships in 1992, contributing three goals and four points in seven games.

JUNIOR: Starred at Kamloops in the Western Hockey League and was First Team WHL All-Star  for three straight seasons from 1990-92 … Helped lead Kamloops to Memorial Cup championship in 1992 and WHL regular season title in 1990  … Scored 105 points (27+78) in final full season of junior (66 games).

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