Tim Horton

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Tim Horton
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1977
TimHorton 03.jpg
Born January 12, 1930(1930-01-12)
Cochrane, Ontario
Died February 21, 1974(1974-02-21) (aged 44)
St. Catharines, Ontario
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defenceman
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1949-501973-74

Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton (January 12, 1930 – February 21, 1974) was a Canadian professional hockey defenceman from Cochrane, Ontario. He played 22 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres. He was also a businessman and the co-founder of Tim Hortons, now Canada's largest restaurant chain. He died in an car crash at St. Catharines, Ontario in 1974 at the age of 44.

Doughnut shops[change | change source]

In 1964, Horton opened his first Tim Hortons shop in Hamilton, Ontario.[1]

As well as over 2700 shops in Canada, Buffalo, New York has over 80 Tim Hortons Doughnut Shops, and they can be found in Detroit, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; and other American cities, mainly in the Northeast and the Great Lakes region. There are now over 400 shops in the United States.

Death[change | change source]

Early on the morning of February 21, 1974, Horton was driving on the Queen Elizabeth Way from Toronto to his home in Buffalo after the Buffalo Sabres had played in Toronto the night before, in his sports car. He lost control and hit a concrete culvert. The crash turned the vehicle over and Horton, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown out of the car. Horton was dead on arrival at the local hospital. A police officer following Horton said that he had been going over 160 km/h (100 mph).

Tim Horton is buried in York Cemetery Toronto.[1].

Career statistics[change | change source]

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1947-48 St. Michael's Majors OHA 32 6 7 13 137 -- -- -- -- --
1948-49 St. Michael's Majors OHA 32 9 18 27 95 -- -- -- -- --
1949-50 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 60 5 18 23 83 -- -- -- -- --
1950-51 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 68 8 26 34 129 13 0 9 9 16
1951-52 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 8 -- -- -- -- --
1951-52 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 64 12 19 31 146 11 1 3 4 16
1952-53 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 2 14 16 85 -- -- -- -- --
1953-54 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 7 24 31 94 5 1 1 2 4
1954-55 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 5 9 14 84 -- -- -- -- --
1955-56 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 35 0 5 5 36 2 0 0 0 4
1956-57 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 6 19 25 72 -- -- -- -- --
1957-58 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 53 6 20 26 39 -- -- -- -- --
1958-59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 5 21 26 76 12 0 3 3 16
1959-60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 3 29 32 69 10 0 1 1 6
1960-61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 57 6 15 21 75 5 0 0 0 0
1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 10 28 38 88 12 3 13 16 16
1962-63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 6 19 25 69 10 1 3 4 10
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 9 20 29 71 14 0 4 4 20
1964-65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 12 16 28 95 6 0 2 2 13
1965-66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 6 22 28 76 4 1 0 1 12
1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 8 17 25 70 12 3 5 8 25
1967-68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 4 23 27 82 -- -- -- -- --
1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 11 29 40 107 4 0 0 0 7
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 3 19 22 91
1969-70 New York Rangers NHL 15 1 5 6 16 6 1 1 2 28
1970-71 New York Rangers NHL 78 2 18 20 57 13 1 4 5 14
1971-72 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 2 9 11 40 4 0 1 1 2
1972-73 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 1 16 17 56 6 0 1 1 4
1973-74 Buffalo Sabres NHL 55 0 6 6 53 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 1446 115 403 518 1611 126 11 39 50 183

Awards and achievements[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6) .

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