|Born||October 18, 1960 |
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Vancouver Canucks (1983–1993)|
New York Rangers (1993–1994)
St. Louis Blues (1995)
New York Rangers (1995–1998)
Dallas Stars (1999)
|NHL Draft||133rd overall, 1980|
Doug Lidster (born John Douglas Andrew Lidster on October 18, 1960) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL.
An offensive-minded rearguard, he was known as an excellent power play quarterback who constantly helped his team's transition game with his ability to carry the puck out of his own zone.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Doug was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 7th round (133rd overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft played four years of college hockey while attending Colorado College before playing for Team Canada in the 1984 Olympics.
Near the end of the 1984-85 NHL season, he made his NHL debut with the Canucks 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.
While with the rangers, Doug moved into more of a depth role, but he 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.
Doug played three more seasons on Broadway before signing with the Dallas Stars in early 1999 where he won his second Stanley Cup before retiring.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|1983–84||Canadian National Team||Intl||66||6||22||28||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||Canadian National Team||Intl||38||4||15||19||64||—||—||—||—||—|
Career Transactions[edit | edit source]
- 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 Nedved.
- 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.
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- All-WCHA First Team (1981–82)
- All-WCHA First Team (1982–83)
Coaching Career[edit | edit source]
In 2004-05, Doug served as the head coach of the Saginaw Spirit. He is currently the assistant coach for the Canadian Women's National Hockey team along with coaching youth hockey in Plymouth, Michigan.
As part of the IIHF Ambassador and Mentor Program, he 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, 2011 to July 12, 2011.