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David Michael Manson (born January 27, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with several teams.[1] He currently serves an assistant coach with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Dave Manson
Dave Manson at Christopher Lake Summer 2017.jpg
Manson in 2017
Born (1967-01-27) January 27, 1967 (age 52)
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Edmonton Oilers
Winnipeg Jets
Phoenix Coyotes
Montreal Canadiens
Dallas Stars
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1985
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1986–2002

Playing careerEdit

Manson played junior hockey with his hometown Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Hockey League. He was drafted 11th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft and joined the team a year later. He also played for the Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs. He retired in 2002 with 390 points and 2792 penalty minutes in 1103 career NHL games. Since his retirement he has worked as an assistant coach with the Prince Albert Raiders. Manson is perhaps best remembered for his low raspy voice, which is the result of taking a punch to the throat from Sergio Momesso during a 1991 game. The force of Momesso's punch damaged his larynx permanently.[2]

TransactionsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Manson and his wife, Lana have four children and reside in Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan. Their son, Josh is a defenceman for the Anaheim Ducks, while their daughter, Meagan plays on the women's soccer team at the University of Saskatchewan. The couple also have twins; a son, Ben who is a defenseman for the La Ronge Ice Wolves and a daughter, Emma.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Prince Albert Mintos SMHL 28 11 11 22 170
1982–83 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 6 0 1 1 9
1983–84 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 70 2 7 9 233 5 0 0 0 4
1984–85 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 8 30 38 247 13 1 0 1 34
1984–85 Prince Albert Raiders M-Cup 5 0 1 1 10
1985–86 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 70 14 34 48 177 20 1 8 9 63
1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 63 1 8 9 146 3 0 0 0 10
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 54 1 6 7 185 5 0 0 0 27
1987–88 Saginaw Hawks IHL 6 0 3 3 37
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 18 36 54 352 16 0 8 8 84
1989–90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 59 5 23 28 301 20 2 4 6 46
1990–91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 75 14 15 29 191 6 0 1 1 36
1991–92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 15 32 47 220 16 3 9 12 44
1992–93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 83 15 30 45 210
1993–94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 57 3 13 16 140
1993–94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 13 1 4 5 51
1994–95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 44 3 15 18 139
1995–96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 7 23 30 205 6 2 1 3 30
1996–97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 66 3 17 20 164
1996–97 Montréal Canadiens NHL 9 1 1 2 23 5 0 0 0 17
1997–98 Montréal Canadiens NHL 81 4 30 34 122 10 0 1 1 14
1998–99 Montréal Canadiens NHL 11 0 2 2 48
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 64 6 15 21 107
1999–2000 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 37 0 7 7 40
1999–2000 Dallas Stars NHL 26 1 2 3 22 23 0 0 0 33
2000–01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 4 7 11 93 2 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 0 1 1 10
2001–02 Dallas Stars NHL 34 0 1 1 23
2001–02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 1103 102 288 390 2792 112 7 24 31 343

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1993 Canada WC 8 3 7 10 22

Coaching statisticsEdit

  
Season   Team                   Lge  Type  
2002-03  Prince Albert Raiders  WHL  Assistant coach 
2004-05  Prince Albert Raiders  WHL  Assistant coach 
2005-06  Prince Albert Raiders  WHL  Assistant coach 
2008-09  Prince Albert Mintos   SMAAAHL Assistant coach

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Legends of Hockey: Dave Manson". Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-20. Retrieved 2016-03-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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