Ken Houston (ice hockey)

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Ken Houston
Born (1953-09-15)September 15, 1953
Dresden, Ontario, Canada
Died March 10, 2018(2018-03-10) (aged 64)
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Atlanta Flames
Calgary Flames
Washington Capitals
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 85th overall, 1973
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 58th overall, 1973
Alberta Oilers
Playing career 1975–1984

Kenneth Lyle Houston (September 15, 1953 – March 10, 2018) was a Canadian ice hockey player who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Originally drafted by the Atlanta Flames in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft, Houston played seven seasons for the franchise, including two after the team relocated to Calgary. He was traded along with Pat Riggin to the Washington Capitals following the 1981–82 NHL season.

Houston played for the Capitals until October 1983 when he was dealt along with Brian Engblom to the Los Angeles Kings in the trade that sent Larry Murphy to the Capitals. He retired at the end of the 1983–84 NHL season.

Houston died of cancer on March 10, 2018.[1]


  1. ^ Malone, Mark (10 March 2018). "'He was my hero'". Chatham Daily News. Retrieved 12 March 2018.

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