Darryl Sittler is one of the greatest players to ever wear the Toronto Maple Leaf uniform. Sittler returned to the organization on August 8, 1991 and the former captain represents the organization in the areas of Marketing, Community Relations, and Alumni Relations.
The former centreman was Toronto’s first choice, eighth overall, in the 1970 Amateur Draft and in 1970 he would embark on a career that led him to the top of the Leafs’ all-time points list and goal scoring list. In 844 games with Toronto he recorded 389 goals and 527 assists for 916 points. In 1977-78 he amassed career-highs in points (117), goals (45), assists (72) and penalty minutes (100) while playing in all 80 games.
The native of Kitchener may well be remembered for two of the most historic performances in the history of the National Hockey League. On February 7, 1976 Sittler scored six goals and added four assists for an NHL record total of 10 points in a game versus the Boston Bruins at Maple Leaf Gardens. That spring, the team leader joined Maurice Richard in hockey history by recording five goals in one playoff game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Darryl’s place among the sport’s all-time greats came in 1989 with his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame and in 1995-96, Darryl was voted by the fans as the centreman on the all-time Leafs team.