Athletics • Professional Hockey
Attended KCSS: 1974/75 – 75/76
Bill Kitchen was born in Schomberg, Ontario in 1960. He attended King from 1974 to 1976. In his short time at K.C.S.S., he held the GBSSA outdoor midget hurdles record in 100m AND the 50m indoor hurdles record. He was also a member of the 4x100 midget relay that finished 3rd at OFSAA and 1st at GBSSA and 1st in York County. He left King City Secondary School to play hockey for the Windsor Spitfires and was later drafted by the Ottawa 67s, becoming the Team Captain.
In 1980, Bill furthered his career in hockey. He played as a professional for the Montréal Canadians and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He hung up his skates in 1986. Upon his retirement from hockey, he stayed well connected to the hockey community, sitting as a member of the Board for the Ottawa Senators Senators Alumni – Ottawa 67’s Alumni.
Outside of hockey his success continued in his personal life, as the proud father of 4 children and operator of a vibrant Tim Hortons Franchise.
Bill was a true philanthropist, well respected for always giving back to his community through charity.
Bill sadly passed in 2012, but his legacy lives on in “Hockey for Hearts in Memory of Bill Kitchen”. The event to date has raised over $500,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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