Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor pleads guilty to DWI


Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor pleaded guilty to second degree driving while impaired Monday.

According to the Star Tribune, City of Fridley prosecutor Carl Newquist said Sydor was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 305 stayed for four years.

The newspaper notes Sydor received a mandatory 15-day jail sentence. But including time served, Sydor will actually serve two long weekends at the Anoka County workhouse.

Sydor issued a statement through the team following his plea agreement Monday.

"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 by 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."

Sydor was arrested and charged with two counts of DWI in August. His blood-alcohol level reportedly tested at 0.30, and his son was in the car at the time as the two headed to a hockey game.

FOX 9 has police dash cam video of Sydor's arrest.

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Three days after his arrest, Sydor voluntarily checked himself into an alcohol treatment program.

The Wild, who have supported Sydor and his family since the incident, also issued a statement on Monday.

"The Minnesota Wild is aware of the plea agreement 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."

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