Thursday, September 20, 2012

1,000 Point NHL Player Autographs - #54 Darryl Sittler

To make the list of the 79 players in the NHL who have scored over 1,000 points, chances are that you've set a few records along the way. And some of those records may have a good chance of never being broken too.

How about 10 points in one game! 6 goals and 4 assists!

These days, it's a rare occurrence to see 10 goals in a game, let alone one player being involved in most or all of them. In addition, players rarely play more than 20-25 minutes per game, leaving less time to score those precious points.

Darryl Sittler accomplished the feat in an 11-4 victory over the Boston Bruins in 1976. In total, Sittler played 1,096 games and scored 1,121 points (484 goals, 637 assists). Although Sittler was a solid play-off performer, he never sipped from the Stanley Cup as he spent many seasons with mediocre teams in Toronto, Philadelphia, and Detroit. Sittler was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989.

From In The Game's 'Decades - 1980s' Series comes this hard-signed Darryl Sittler autograph. Since most of his career was spent with the Maple Leafs, it's odd to see him in the orange and black of the Philadelphia Flyers. Regardless, it meets my criteria for the project... although I may try to add a hard-signed auto of Sittler in a Toronto uniform in the future.

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