Kevin Wortman was born February 22, 1973 in Saugus, Massachusetts. The 9th choice, 168th overall, of the Calgary Flames in the 1989 Entry Draft, Wortman was a member of the Mass Bay Chiefs of the MBAHL before joining USA International University of the Eastern College Atheltic Conference - Division II.
After spending three seasons at USA International University (1988-1991), Wortman began his professional hockey career with the Calgary Flames' affiliate team in the IHL, the Salt Lake Golden Eagles. The recipient of the Ken McKenzie Trophy for Outstanding American-Born Rookie in 1991-92, Wortman finished fourth in team scoring during his rookie year.
Even with a successful rookie season in the IHL, Wortman was still back with Salt Lake for the 1992-93 season, once again finishing fourth in team scoring with 63 points and being selected to the IHL Second All-Star Team.
Although he spent the better part of the 1993-94 season leading the AHL's Saint John Flames defensemen in scoring, Wortman made his NHL debut during the '93-'94 season, playing in five games with Calgary, while registering no points.
In the summer of 1994, Wortman signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks where he joined their IHL affiliate, the Kansas City Blades, for the 1994-95 season. Spending only one season in Kansans City, Wortman joined the Fort Wayne Komets in 1995-96 before heading to Finland for the next three years and to Germany for the 1999-2000 season.
As of the 1999-2000 season, Kevin Wortman had played in five career NHL games, registering no points.