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

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 59 4 8 12 205 7 0 2 2 24
1974-75 Milwaukee Admirals USHL 33 4 14 18 59
1974-75 Saginaw Gears IHL 3 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Hampton Gulls SHL 5 0 0 0 17
1975-76 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 33 0 1 1 31 3 1 0 1 2
1976-77 Saginaw Gears IHL 50 2 11 13 186 19 1 3 4 99
1977-78 Saginaw Gears IHL 78 10 18 28 267 5 0 0 0 28
1978-79 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 44 1 4 5 113
1978-79 Saginaw Gears IHL 13 0 4 4 28 4 1 1 2 6
1979-80 Springfield Indians AHL 77 0 19 19 180
1980-81 Hartford Whalers NHL 3 0 0 0 4 -1
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 75 0 5 5 204 5 0 2 2 4
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 4


Claimed by Hartford from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.