Docs Menu

Tim Horton

Born:January 12, 1930Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Cochrane, OntarioPosition:D
Known For:“Strongest Player in Hockey”Shoots/Catches:Right
National Team:N/A

Miles Gilbert “Tim” Horton (January 12, 1930 – February 21, 1974) was a defenseman who played 24 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played for the Toronto Maple LeafsNew York RangersPittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres. In 2017, Horton was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history. He died following a single-vehicle crash in 1974 caused by driving while intoxicated at the age of 44. A successful businessman, Horton was the co-founder of the Tim Hortons fast-food restaurant chain.

Tim Horton
Tim Horton, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman, 1949 to 1969 (courtesy Wikimedia)

Tim Horton Statistics

Deeper Dive

Achievements

  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1964, 1968, 1969
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1954, 1963, 1967
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1954, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1969
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
  • Inducted Into Hockey Hall of Fame — 1977
  • Inducted Into Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame — 1982
  • No. 2 Jersey Retired by Buffalo Sabres — 1995
  • No. 7 Jersey Retired by Toronto Maple Leafs — 2016

Sources