12 January 1930 – 21 February 1974
Miles Gilbert (Tim) Horton NHL Hockey Player.
Miles Gilbert (Tim) Horton played twenty-four National Hockey League seasons, twenty of them playing defence and right wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He later played for the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres.
Voted to the NHL’s First All-Star Team three times and the Second All-Star Team three times, in his final season he was the only active defenceman, other than Bobby Or, to have scored over 100 goals. His name appears on Lord Stanley’s Cup three times. At the time of his death in a car crash he was the second oldest player in the league, behind Gump Worsley, also 44. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977.
Possibly the strongest player ever to play professional hockey, Tim Horton “did not have a mean bone in his body” according to Leaf’s general manager, Punch Imlach. Mitch Potter, writing for the Toronto Star, described Horton, “the ice general”, as “the strongest, most decent man in hockey.” Scott Young, eulogizing Horton in his Globe and Mail column, wrote, “I never met anyone who did not like Tim Horton.”
Started in 1964, there were 33 Tim Horton’s donut shops in operation in 1973. Today there are 1,700 in Canada and 111 in the U.S.A. You can no longer find Tim Horton’s portrait in Tim Horton’s restaurants.
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