Sittler, Bower, Kennedy honoured on Legends Row

Darryl Sittler.

Darryl Sittler and Johnny Bower have joined Ted Kennedy as the first players honoured by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Legends Row.

Bronze statues of the three legends were unveiled at the team’s fan fest on Saturday, the first in a series of statues that will be added to the 30-foot granite bench outside of Air Canada Centre leading up to Leafs’ centennial season in 2016-17.

Sittler, who spent parts of 13 seasons with the Maple Leafs, ranks second in franchise history in goals (389) and points (916). The Hall of Fame centre and former captain also holds the NHL record for points in a game after tallying six goals and four assists against the Boston Bruins in February 1976.

Bower was one of the most popular players ever to lace up for the Leafs and ranks second among goaltenders in team history in games played (475) and wins (219), and third in shutouts (32). The Hall of Fame goaltender and two-time Vezina Trophy winner backstopped the Leafs to three straight Stanley Cup from 1962-64, and helped the team win its most recent championship in 1967.

Kennedy was unveiled as the first Leaf to be honoured on Legends Row in August. The longtime captain spent his entire 14-year NHL career with the Maple Leafs, winning five Stanley Cups and a Hart Trophy in 1955.


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