Bill Kitchen (ice hockey)

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Bill Kitchen
Born (1960-10-02)October 2, 1960
Schomberg, ON, CAN
Died July 30, 2012(2012-07-30) (aged 51)
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1980–1986

William Percy Kitchen (October 2, 1960 – July 30, 2012) was a professional ice hockey player,[1] born in Schomberg, Ontario. He was the younger brother of Mike Kitchen.

Playing career[edit]

Kitchen played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1976 to 1980 with the Windsor Spitfires and the Ottawa 67's. He also Played for the Canadian Junior Team at the World Junior Championships during the 1979–1980 season, where he registered 1 assist in five games.

After being undrafted, Kitchen signed with the Montreal Canadiens. He spent most of his time with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the AHL, playing only 12 NHL games from 1981 to 1984. In August 1984, Kitchen signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent, unhappy with his minor league status with Montreal. He enjoyed his most successful season in 1984–85, playing 29 games and recording his only NHL goal ever. The next season he was back in the minors with the St. Catharines Saints of the AHL. He retired from professional hockey following the 1985–86 season.

Kitchen was a successful Tim Horton's franchisee in Ottawa, Ontario. He was active in many local charities and a member of the NHL alumni. Kitchen was a father to one son and three daughters. His two youngest children are both daughters named Mackenzie and Riley.

Career NHL statistics[edit]

Regular season

Season Team Games Goals Assists Points PIM +/-
1981–82 Canadiens 1 0 0 0 7 0
1982–83 Canadiens 8 0 0 0 4 -2
1983–84 Canadiens 3 0 0 0 2 0
1984–85 Maple Leafs 29 1 4 5 27 -6
Totals 41 1 4 5 40 -8


Season Team Games Goals Assists Points PIM
1981–82 Canadiens 3 0 1 1 1
Totals 3 0 1 1 1


Kitchen died in Ottawa, Ontario. He suffered a heart attack on July 30, 2012. His wife Leslie and, as far as is known, has two daughters Mackenzie and Riley were present.


  1. ^ DON CAMPBELL (2012-07-31). "Bill Kitchen was 'the consummate teammate'". Retrieved 2012-08-09. 

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