Rugged defenceman Kevin Kemp played three games for the Hartford Whalers in 1980-81. He was a solid junior who played in four different minor pro leagues during his seven years as a pro.
Born in Ottawa, Kemp played the 1973-74 season with the city's junior club, the 67's. That summer he was chosen 138th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Amateur Draft. In 1974-75 he began his pro career in the IHL with the Milwaukee Admirals then Saginaw Gears before playing five games in the Southern League with the Hampton Gulls.
Over the next five years, Kemp provided grit on a number of minor pro franchises in the eastern part of the continent. He enjoyed his finest year with Saginaw in 1977-78 when he scored 28 points and was one of the toughest enforcers in the "I".
In June 1979 he was claimed by the Hartford Whalers in the Expansion Draft and played solidly for the AHL's Springfield Indians in 1979-80. The following season he played three games for Hartford but spent the bulk of the season with the AHL's Binghamton Whalers before retiring.