Darryl Sittler is having one heckuva year. Over the summer he was named to Canada’s Walk of Fame, and now he’s being featured in a new series of Stamps form Canada Post called “Hockey Night Heroes”.
The second highest scorer in Leafs history, owner of the ten point game, and one of the highlights of a low period for the Maple Leafs is now available in Canada Post form (no POG’s, sorry).
The 2016 NHL® Great Canadian Forwards stamps highlight some of the greatest goal-scorers ever to play in the NHL: Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins), Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens), Darryl Sittler (Toronto Maple Leafs), Mark Messier (Edmonton Oilers), Steve Yzerman (Detroit Red Wings), and Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins).
"This talented group of star forwards has contributed to our national story beyond the goals they've scored and the trophies they've won," says Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra. "They are heroes for what they stand for. They are men of honour and character and represent the best of who we are as Canadians."
Avi Dunkelman and Joe Gault of Toronto designed the six-stamp Canadian issue, which features head-and-shoulder images of the players in uniform. Souvenir sheets in this series resemble hockey cards and feature full images of the players in action. The back of the stamps complete the hockey-card experience, offering career statistics that tell part of the players' professional story. They are only available in a pack of six, like hockey cards.
You can purchase the stamps (all 6 for $5.10) and other memorabilia at the Canada Post website or at their retail outlets.
Rival blogger Steve Dangle was there and now I will steal his tweet to show you Mr. Sittler at the announcement: