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Veteran defenceman Sydor announces retirement

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The Sports Network
7/13/2010 5:13:41 PM
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St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Defenceman Darryl Sydor announced his retirement Tuesday after 18 seasons in the NHL.

Sydor, 38, played in 47 games for the Blues last season, posting eight assists.

"I've known Darryl for a long time and he is truly one of the classiest professionals I have seen in this league," said Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. "I wish nothing but success in the future for Darryl, his wife Sharlene and sons Parker, Braden, Dylan and Cooper."

Sydor played in 1,291 NHL games with Los Angeles, Columbus, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and St. Louis, recording 98 goals and 409 assists. His 1,291 games played currently ranks him 16th all-time among NHL defenseman.

The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder won Stanley Cups with Dallas in 1999 and Tampa Bay five years later. The Edmonton native spent most of his career in Dallas, playing nine seasons for the Stars.

Sydor, who was originally drafted by the Kings with the seventh overall pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, appeared in 155 playoff games, accumulating nine goals and 47 assists.

Darryl Sydor (Photo: Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
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