1963 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Round Overall
4 18
Glen Shirton
Selected by Montreal from Port Colborne (Ontario Midget)
Montreal Canadiens Port Colborne Midget
Glen Shirton

5-foot-10, 170 pounds

Left-hand shot


Pre-Draft Statistics

Statistics unavailable

Pre-Draft Notes

Determined at an early age that he would pursue a scholarship to an American college because he felt Canadian universities were too expensive.
Canadian • Born July 15, 1947 in Wainfleet, Ontario • Hometown: Wainfleet, Ontario

After the Draft


Full Name: 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.

Total Selected: 21
Forwards: 13
Defense: 6
Goaltenders: 0
Position n/a: 2
Major Junior: 4
College Players: 0
Canadian: 21
American: 0
European: 0
Reached NHL: 5
Won Stanley Cup: 1
Hall of Fame: 0
All-Star Game: 2
Year-end All-Star: 0
Olympians: 0
Picks Traded: 0

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