Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kevin Wortman
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Mass-Bay Chiefs MBAHL
1988-89 American International U. ECAC-2
1989-90 American International U. ECAC-2
1990-91 American International U. ECAC-2 28 21 25 46 6
1991-92 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 82 12 34 46 34 5 1 0 1 0
1992-93 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 82 13 50 63 24
1993-94 Calgary Flames NHL 5 0 0 0 2 +1
1993-94 Saint John Flames AHL 72 17 32 49 32 7 1 5 6 16
1994-95 Kansas City Blades IHL 80 6 28 34 22 21 1 1 2 4
1995-96 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 82 12 21 33 26 5 2 4 6 4
1996-97 JYP HT Jyvaskyla Finland 49 8 15 23 26 4 1 2 3 0
1997-98 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 48 10 16 26 28
1998-99 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 53 13 13 26 65 3 1 0 1 4
1999-00 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 67 4 14 18 45
2000-01 ESC Moskitos Essen Germany 59 5 14 19 36
2001-02 Vienna Capitals Austria 39 15 7 22 79
NHL Totals 5 0 0 0 2


Ken McKenzie Trophy (U.S.- Born Rookie of the Year - IHL) (1992)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1993)
Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 25, 1994.