Darryl Sittler, born September 18, 1950, is a former Canadian professional hockey player and he is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. When he was on the ice, he played the center position. He was born in Kitchener, Ontario.

Sittler began playing minor hockey with the Elmira Sugar Kings. The London Knights (formerly London Nationals) later drafted him. He was coached by the likes of Turk Broda and Bep Guidolin. In the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft, Sittler was drafted into the Toronto Maple Leafs. When Dave Keon left in 1975, Sittler took over as team captain for the Leafs.

In his first year as team captain, Sittler reached a total score of 100 by making 41 goals and 59 assists. He is the first player from the Leafs who to reach 100.

Born 18 Sep 1950
Nationality Canada Canada
Team History
67 detroit red wings Detroit Red Wings 1984 - 1985
10 philadelphia flyers Philadelphia Flyers 1982 - 1984
22 toronto maple leafs Maple Leafs 1970 - 1982

In 1976, Sittler set a record for 10 points in an NHL game by scoring 6 goals and 4 assists. That record remains and has not been broken as of 2010. The game was held at Maple Leaf Gardens and was between Boston and Toronto. During the 1977-78 seasons, Sittler raked 117 points, placing him 3rd overall next to Guy Lafleur and Bryabn Trottier.

During the following season, Sittler unfortunately suffered from knee problems, which caused him to miss 10 games. It was also in this reason where Coach Roger Neilson was fired and then rehired. This led to a deteriorating relationship between Sittler and the Leafs owners.

After playing with the leafs, Sittler was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers and later on to the Detroit Red Wings. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989. He was also ranked 93 in the list of 100 Greatest Hockey Players from The Hockey News.

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