Kenny Wharram

Kenny Wharram

North Bay, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
Death 9 Jan 2017 (aged 83)
North Bay, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
Burial North Bay, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 175194875 · View Source
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Professional Hockey Player. For fourteen seasons (1951 to 1952, 1953 to 1954, 1955 to 1956 and 1958 to 1969), he played at the right-wing and center positions in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Blackhawks. Born Kenneth Malcolm Wharrman, he put together two consecutive impressive seasons (1950 to 1952) with the Galt Blackhawks of the Ontario Hockey Association, when he recorded 35-goals in each of those years. He was promoted to the NHL with Chicago during the 1951-1952 season, however his road to success would be a long one. He struggled to remain on the roster and bounced around between the Minor Leagues and the NHL over the next decade. He was called up for good during the 1958-1959 season and benefited from a highly-productive working relationship with Stan Mikita. He contributed to a Stanley Cup title with the Blackhawks in 1961. Individually, he distinguished himself, when he produced a career-high 39 goals-scored during the 1963-1964 season. Additionally, he led the NFL in power-play goals with 14 and was the recipient of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy that season. Following the 1968-1969 season, he developed the condition known as Myocarditis, which led to the eventual end of his hockey career. He went on to work as a carpenter in his native North Bay, Ontario. In 766 career regular season games, he compiled 252 goals, with 281 assists. He achieved all star honors twice (1964 and 1967).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kenny Wharram (2 Jul 1933–9 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175194875, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, North Bay, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .