Born in Barrie, Ontario, Corson was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Shayne Corson captained two NHL teams during his 19 season professional career. He has also played for Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Team Canada, World Juniors, World Cup of Hockey, and 1998 Winter Olympics. Corson represented his teams three times at the NNL All-Star Game having scored 693 points and earning 2357 penalty minutes during his 1156 game regular season NHL career. In addition, he scored 87 points and earned 291 penalty minutes in 140 playoff games.