Hockey star who left a food empire legacy

On this day in 1930, Miles Gilbert Horton was born.

Better known to us as Tim Horton, he played for 24 seasons, representing the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and finally the Buffalo Sabres.

An entrepreneur, Horton was involved in a restaurant and a car dealership before opening the first Tim Horton Doughnut Shop in Hamilton, Ontario in 1964.

In 1974 he was tragically killed in an auto accident when he lost control of his sports card on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines, Ontario while returning back to Buffalo after a game.

After his death, his business partner Ron Royce, purchased the Horton family’s shares in the business for $1 million.

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