Few players in Toronto Maple Leafs history captured the imagination of hockey fans, and a place in their hearts, like number 27. Selected as the Leafs’ 1st pick in the 1970 Entry Draft, Sittler’s offensive exploits began to shine during his third season in the league when he scored 77 points. At the age of 24, he became the second-youngest captain in team history. In 1976, Sittler would achieve legendary status, not only in Toronto, but across Canada and the hockey world when on February 7, 1976, Sittler scored 10 points (six goals and four assists) and set an NHL record for most points in a single game – a record that still stands today. Darryl played for the Leafs, Flyers and Red Wings. He finished his career with 484 goals and 1121 points and in 1989, Sittler was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
In 2016, Darryl’s number 27 was retired by the Leafs. His statue stands alongside the greatest on Legends Row and he continued to be a Team Ambassador supporting MLSE with corporate partnerships and community relations. He has been recognized by his Induction into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame as well as Canada’s Walk of Fame. Darryl was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in the history of the NHL when the League celebrated their 100th Anniversary.
To relax, Darryl enjoys fishing, bike riding, golf and spending time with family and friends.