Former Colorado College standout Doug Lidster was hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant coach, the NHL franchise announced late Monday.
Lidster most recently worked under new Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins in the AHL where the pair led the Texas Stars, which included former Tiger Toby Petersen, to the Calder Cup championship.
The 52-year-old Kamloops, B.C., native has experience at every level of hockey. He is the No. 15 all-time scorer, third among defensemen, in CC history with 174 points (118 assists) in 143 games as a Tiger.
He was drafted 133rd overall by the Canucks in 1980 and went on to play defense through 16 NHL seasons for Vancouver, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Dallas. He won two Stanley Cups with the Rangers in 1994 and the Stars in 1999. He is the last Tiger to hoist that trophy.
Lidster represented Canada as a player at the 1984 Sarajevo Games and at three IIHF world championships.
Lidster’s resume also includes assistant coaching jobs with Canada’s men’s team, the women’s squad, with whom he won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games, and as head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit.