Wild coach Darryl Sydor today plead guilty to 2nd degree driving while intoxicated charges stemming from an arrest in August while driving his 12 year old son to hockey practice. Sydor has since entered treatment in an in-patient facility in California. The terms of the conviction will earn Sydor at least 15 days in the Anoka County jail beginning this Friday. If he fails to meet certain criteria of his probation, Sydor could receive up to a total of 365 days in jail. However, if he follows the judges orders his jail time could be completed with just the upcoming 15 days.
Sydor and the Wild have issued the following statements:
STATEMENT FROM MINNESOTA WILD ASSISTANT COACH DARRYL SYDOR
I apologize to my family, friends, the Minnesota Wild and the fans. I am deeply saddened and humbled by my actions. Recovery is giving me the opportunity to redeem myself to all I have hurt. The support I have received has been overwhelming and I couldn’t be more thankful. The entire Minnesota Wild organization has stood by me and supported my family through this very difficult time. I can’t thank them enough for that. I am putting recovery first for myself and my family, and with that, everything else will fall into place.
MINNESOTA WILD STATEMENT ON DARRYL SYDOR PLEA AGREEMENT
The Minnesota Wild is aware of the plea agreement reached today by Assistant Coach Darryl Sydor and respects the decision made by the Anoka County District Court. The team will continue to support Darryl, and his family, as he continues with his recovery. His return to the organization will be addressed at a later date.