Darryl Sydor (born May 13, 1972 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has won two Stanley Cups during his career – one with the Dallas Stars in 1999 and another with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004. As a junior, Sydor also won a Memorial Cup with the Kamloops Blazers and a World Junior Championship with Team Canada.
The Los Angeles Kings selected Sydor 7th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and won a Memorial Cup championship in 1992. Sydor originally began his Memorial Cup championship season in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Kings, but was sent back to the WHL after 18 games.
In his first full season with the Kings, Sydor tallied 29 points and helped the club to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Led by Wayne Gretzky, they were, however, defeated by the Montreal Canadiens. Sydor developed with the Kings, but did not reach his prime until he was traded to the Dallas Stars in 1996. He recorded a career-high 40 assists and 48 points in 1996–97 with the Stars.