Doug Kirton grew up in Elmvale, Ontario and has been playing hockey at a high level since he was a teen. He has played professional hockey all over the world and has earned many prestigious awards along the way.

Hockey Career & Awards

Junior “A” Hockey, Orillia Travelways, Orillia, Ontario (1983 – 1986)

All-Star Team, 1985 – 1986
Top Scorer, 1983 – 1986
Canadian Championship Title, 1985

Drafted by NHL’s New Jersey Devils (1986)

Full Ride Hockey Scholarship, Colorado College (1986 – 1990)

All-Academic Team, 1989 – 1990
Most Valuable Player, 1990
BA Degree, History

Straubing Tigers, Straubing, Germany (1991 – 1997)

Selected “Top Foreign Player in History”
Jersey retired by the team in 2000

Frankfurt Lions, Frankfurt, Germany (1997 – 2000)

Greenville Grrrowl, East Coast Hockey League, Greenville, SC (2001)

Sapporo Polaris, Sapporo, Japan (2005)


Since retiring from professional hockey, Doug has shifted his focus to coaching, teaching and growing the sport of youth hockey on the Eastside of Seattle, Washington. He has been the Youth Hockey Director for Sno-King Hockey since 2007 and has completed the highest USA Hockey Instructor Certification.

Instructor Credentials

Safesport Certified

USA Hockey Coaching Instructor / USA Hockey Level 5 Masters

USA Hockey 8U-18U Coaching Module Certified

Coaching Experience

Men’s Hockey Assistant Coach – University of Washington, 2003

USA hockey U14 Camp Instructor – Pacific District

USA/PNAHA ADM Representative, 2010 – Present

British Columbia Hockey Coaching Field Evaluator


Contact Doug Kirton for more information or to schedule a lesson.