Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Doug Lidster
Doug Lidster was a superior offensive defenceman who played nearly 900 games for three different clubs. He was an excellent quarterback on the power play and constantly helped his team's transition game with his ability to carry the puck out of his own zone.

Born in Kamloops, B.C., Lidster starred for the hometown Rockets in the BCJHL in 1978-79. The next year he began a four-year career at Colorado College and was chosen 133rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks at the Entry Draft. He was a two-time selection to the WCHA first all-star team and was placed on the NCAA first all-American team once. After graduating, Lidster joined the Canadian National Team for the 1983-84 season. He scored 26 points in 59 exhibition matches then represented his country at the Sarajevo Olympics.

Lidster joined Vancouver for the last part of the regular season and first round of the playoffs. He enjoyed a solid rookie year in 1984-85 with 30 points and was named to Team Canada at the World Championships. Lidster was a key playmaker and point man on the power play for Vancouver through the 1992-93 season. He also participated in the World Championships in 1990 and 1991.

In June 1993, the veteran blueliner was traded to the New York Rangers. Ironically, the 1993-94 season culminated in a Stanley Cup finals between Lidster's current and former team. He scored two goals in the playoffs to help the Blueshirts win their first Stanley Cup since 1940. Lidster played the 1994-95 season with the St. Louis Blues then rejoined the Rangers for three seasons. The veteran added some useful experience to the Dallas Stars when they won their first Stanley Cup in 1998-99.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Kamloops Jardine Blazers Minor-BC
1977-78 Kamloops Chiefs BCJHL 64 24 39 63 46
1977-78 Seattle Breakers WCJHL 2 0 0 0 0
1978-79 Kamloops Rockets BCJHL 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 Nat-Tm 59 6 20 26 28
1983-84 Canada Olympics 7 0 2 2 2
1983-84 Vancouver Canucks NHL 8 0 0 0 4 -7 2 0 1 1 0
1984-85 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 6 24 30 55 -11
1984-85 Canada WEC-A 10 3 1 4 4
1985-86 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 12 16 28 56 -12 3 0 1 1 2
1986-87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 12 51 63 40 -35
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 64 4 32 36 105 -19
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 63 5 17 22 78 -4 7 1 1 2 9
1989-90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 8 28 36 36 -16
1989-90 Canada WEC-A 10 1 0 1 6
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 6 32 38 77 -6 6 0 2 2 6
1990-91 Canada WEC-A 10 1 4 5 8
1991-92 Vancouver Canucks NHL 66 6 23 29 39 +9 11 1 2 3 11
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 6 19 25 36 +9 12 0 3 3 8
1993-94 New York Rangers NHL 34 0 2 2 33 -12 9 2 0 2 10
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 37 2 7 9 12 +9 4 0 0 0 2
1995-96 New York Rangers NHL 59 5 9 14 50 +11 7 1 0 1 6
1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 48 3 4 7 24 +10 15 1 5 6 8
1997-98 New York Rangers NHL 36 0 4 4 24 +2
1998-99 Canada Nat-Tm 38 4 15 19 64
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 17 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 897 75 268 343 679 80 6 15 21 64


WCHA First All-Star Team (1982, 1983)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1983)
Traded to NY Rangers by Vancouver to complete transaction that sent John Vanbiesbrouck to Vancouver (June 20, 1993), June 25, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Esa Tikkanen for Petr Nedved, July 24, 1994. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis for Jay Wells, July 28, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, February 26, 1999.
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