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Glen Irwin
Glenirwin
Position Defence
Shot Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams Houston Aeros
Indianapolis Racers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 1 1951 (1951-03-01) (age 65),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 36th overall, 1971
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 1971 – 1980

Glen Irwin (born March 1, 1951 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in 233 WHA games with the Houston Aeros and Indianapolis Racers over parts of five seasons.

He played junior hockey for the St. Catharines Black Hawks and the Estevan Bruins from 1969 to 1971. THe Philadelphia Flyers chose him 36th overall in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft.

Irwin played in the Flyers' minor pro system until 1973. That year he was traded to the St. Louis Blues but spent the 1973-74 season with the Blues' farm team the Fort Worth Wings.

After spending three years in the minors without getting an NHL shot Irwin junped to the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1974. He was a regular there for two and a half seasons. After 1977 he was traded to the Indianapolis Racers but split his time between the WHA and the minor pros. He retired in 1980.

In the WHA Irwin played in 233 games and scored 7 goals and 24 assists.

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