Darryl Sittler is the classic example of the Canadian hero. A poor kid in small town Ontario who became one of the greatest hockey players of all time through hard work and perseverance.
Sittler, perhaps the most popular Leaf in modern times, was drafted by Toronto 8th overall in the 1970 Entry Draft. For Sittler it was the culmination of a great junior career with the London Knights. And while he was slow out of the blocks in his firs two seasons with the Leafs, he exploded with a 29 goal, 77 point 1972-73 campaign and never looked back.
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