One of the more recognizable Leafs of all-time will get a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. It was announced on Tuesday that former Toronto captain and St. Jacobs, Ontario native Darryl Sittler would be joining journalist and fashion entrepreneur Jeanne Beker, musician Corey Hart, filmmaker Deepa Mehta and director Al Waxman as the 2016 honourees.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 23, 2016
Sittler played 1,096 career regular season games in the NHL spread across 15 seasons with the Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings. Over that span he collected 1,121 points (484g-637a) with the majority of his career spent in blue and white.
He added 29 goals and 74 points in 76 career playoff games yet never hoisted the coveted Stanley Cup. However, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989 and remains a familiar face for Maple Leafs fans.
Sittler remains the NHL’s record holder for most points in a game with 10 set on February 7, 1976 against Boston. They were playing at Maple Leaf Gardens with Boston suiting up rookie goaltender Dave Reece. That night, the Leafs defeated the Bruins 11-4 with Sittler notching six goals and four assists in the victory.
On top of his Hall of Fame induction and the newly announced honour of Canada’s Walk of Fame, Sittler was placed on the Maple Leafs’ Legends Row in 2014 outside of the Air Canada Centre where he will be immortalized alongside other franchise greats.
Andrew is in his 8th year reporting for The Hockey Writers covering the Toronto Maple Leafs. He began his broadcasting with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada team as well as being part of their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. He’s the former play-by-play voice of the London Jr. Knights for Rogers TV and currently hosts the Sticks in the 6ix podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @AndrewGForbes.