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Achievement Highlights

* Recorded a record 10 point in one game
* Was the first Leaf to record 100 points in a season


 
Darryl Sittler
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Darryl Glen Sittler (born September 18, 1950) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League from 1970 until 1985 for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings.

On February 7, 1976, Sittler set an NHL record that still stands, for most points scored in one game when he recorded ten points (six goals, four assists) against the Boston Bruins.

Sittler grew up in St. Jacobs, Ontario and played minor hockey in nearby Elmira. He was drafted out of the Junior B Elmira Sugar Kings by the London Nationals, soon renamed the London Knights, and played under coaches Turk Broda and Bep Guidolin.

Sittler was selected eighth overall by the Maple Leafs in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft. He was named team captain on September 10, 1975 after Dave Keon left the team to play in the WHA following a contract dispute with Leafs owner Harold Ballard.

In his first season as captain, Sittler finished the season with 41 goals and 59 assists, being the first Leaf ever to reach the one hundred point mark. A few months later, he tied the playoff record for most goals in one game, with five against the Philadelphia Flyers. That summer, in the inaugural Canada Cup, he scored in overtime to win the final series for Team Canada over Czechoslovakia.

On February 7, 1976 in a game between Toronto and Boston at Maple Leaf Gardens, Darryl made NHL history by tallying 6 goals and adding 4 assists for 10 points, a total never before reached by a player in one game. That record is still unbroken. The feat was done against rookie goalie Dave Reece in an 11-4 Leaf victory.

In 197778, Sittler's 117 points ranked him third in regular season scoring behind Guy Lafleur and Bryan Trottier, and also earned him a Second Team All-Star selection. Sittler's scoring totals remained a Leafs record until being surpassed by Doug Gilmour in 199293.

During the 1978 playoffs, the Leafs upset the New York Islanders in the quarter-finals, winning on an overtime goal by Lanny McDonald in Game 7 before being swept by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Finals.