Yesterday, in 1976, the Toronto Maple Leafs got their first 100-point scorer in NHL history.
It was the one of the 10 who sit on Legends Row — Darryl Sittler — who scored his 100th point, an assist, in a 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins in Toronto.
Sittler, 25 at the time, had put up 41 goals and 59 assists that season in 79 games. Drafted by the Leafs 8th overall in 1970, Sittler had a storied career with Toronto playing 12 seasons and amassing over 900 points.
At 31 years old in 1981-82, the relationship between the player and the team had soured to the point where a trade was requested and Sittler was eventually moved on Jan. 20, 1982. Toronto got back Rich Costello, a second-round pick used to select Peter Ihnačák, and future considerations that later became Ken Strong.
Costello and Strong never played more than a little over two dozen games between the two, while Ihnačák ended up having an eight-year career with the Maple Leafs.
Sittler spent two years in Philly, before his final season in 1984-85 where he played in Detroit. He finished his career with 1121 points in 1096 games and was inducted into the HHOF in 1989.
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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation