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Darryl Sittler named to Canada's Walk of Fame

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs

 

 


Canada's Walk of Fame announced on Tuesday that Maple Leafs legend Darryl Sittler will be one of its latest inductees among the class of 2016.

 

 

Sittler, who retired from the NHL in 1985, played 844 games for the Maple Leafs over 12 seasons. He recorded 389 goals and 916 points in that time and wrapped up his career as the Leafs' all-time leader in goals and points. To this day he still holds the Maple Leafs career records for hat tricks (18) and the longest point streak (18 games) and was the first Maple Leaf to record 100 points in an NHL season.

Sittler has also held the NHL record for points in a game (10) since February 7, 1976.

Later in 1976, he cemented his place among Canada's greatest hockey moments at the Canada Cup, scoring the overtime-winning goal for Canada in a 5-4 win over Czechoslovakia at the Montreal Forum.

Following his retirement, Sittler was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989 and his banner was raised to the Air Canada Centre rafters in 2003. He currently works for the Maple Leafs as a community representative.

Sittler's official induction will take place during Canada's Walk of Fame Celebration Ceremonies on Oct. 6 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto. Leafs fans looking to celebrate Sittler can visit the public red carpet star unveiling, which will take place from 4-6 PM.

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