Honorary Colonel Jim Kyte
Biography / June 14, 2018
Mr. Jim Kyte was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 76 Communications Regiment, Ottawa ON in November 2017.
As the first round draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 1982, Honorary Colonel Kyte enjoyed a 17-year professional hockey career, including 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, Calgary, Ottawa and San Jose. The Ottawa native is the only legally deaf player to play in the history of the NHL and was twice nominated for the NHL's Masterston Trophy--awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.
With a background in professional sport, hospitality, event management, and education, Honorary Colonel Kyte leads a dynamic faculty and staff as the Dean of Algonquin College's School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts.
Honorary Colonel Kyte earned a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University in 2012 where his performance was acknowledged with the bestowing of two academic awards: 2012 Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal for the best thesis or graduate project at Royal Roads University; and, 2012-13 Chancellor's Award for having achieved the highest academic performance in the MBA program.
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