1963 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Montreal from Port Colborne (Ontario Midget)
5-foot-10, 170 pounds
Determined at an early age that he would pursue a scholarship to an
American college because he felt Canadian universities were too
Canadian • Born July 15, 1947 in Wainfleet, Ontario • Hometown:
NEVER PLAYED IN NHL
After the Draft
by Peterborough (OHA) to London in exchange for Neil Clairmont on Nov. 8,
- Was recruited by head coach
Jack Vivian to play on first Bowling Green Division I hockey team.
- Named to MCHA All-Star First Team with
Bowling Green in 1969-70 and 1970-71.
- Cleveland Cup tournament
All-Star in 1969, and Bowling Green Outstanding Defenseman
- Was Bowling Green's team captain as a
sophomore in 1969-70, co-captain as a junior in 1970-71, and captain
again as a senior in 1971-72.
- Stopped the first penalty shot in Bowling Green history in an era of
college hockey before goalies were only players allowed to face
one-on-one penalty shots.
Douglas Glen Shirton
Post-Draft Teams: Peterborough (OHA), Chatham (OHA Jr. B), London
(OHA); Bowling Green (MCHA); Jacksonville (AHL); Cleveland (WHA)
Education: Majored in physical
education with a minor in English at Bowling Green.
Career Beyond Hockey: Took up
stock-car racing along with his father while in college and continued to pursue it as a hobby during his playing career.
... Returned to Ontario and became a truck driver -- settling in St.
Catharines -- after his retirement in
1974. Working primarily for Municipal Tank Lines, he was repeatedly
honored as one of company's safest drivers, riding over 3 million km
without a collision.
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