Right-winger Bill Kendall played 131 NHL contests in 1930s, mostly with the Chicago Black Hawks. He was a solid all round player who always stayed with his check yet incurred few penalties.
The Winnipeg native played local Elmwoods junior and senior club before joining the St. Louis Flyers of the AHA in 1930-31. After a solid year with the Wichita/Duluth franchise in the AHA, Kendall moved up to the Black Hawks for 21 games in 1933-34. He scored three goals in 21 games and suited up for two post-season contests when the club won its first ever Stanley Cup. He spent two more years in Chicago playing mostly for the Hawks but also spending time with the London Tecumsehs of the IAHL. Kendall started the 1936-37 season in the Windy City but was loaned to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the last 15 games of the schedule.
Kendall's last nine NHL games came in a Chicago uniform in 1937-38. The steady backliner played his last seven years with the AHA's St. Louis Flyers before retiring in 1946. He also spent 1942 to 1944 in military service during World War II.