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Josh Manson (born October 7, 1991) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Manson was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the sixth round (160th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He is the son of former longtime NHL defenceman, Dave Manson.

Josh Manson
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Manson as a member of the Norfolk Admirals.
Born (1991-10-07) October 7, 1991 (age 26)
Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 160th overall, 2011
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2014–present

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Early lifeEdit

Manson was born in the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale, Illinois, where his father had been a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Manson was born days after his father was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers, prior to the start of the 1991-92 NHL season. As a result of his father's career, Manson grew up in various cities in both the United States & Canada, before his family settled in Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan, following the latter's retirement.

Manson's brother, Ben is a defenseman for the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Manson played three seasons of NCAA Division I hockey with the Northeastern Huskies men's ice hockey team, where in his Junior year his outstanding play was rewarded when he was selected as Hockey East's best defensive defenseman and was named to the 2013–14 Hockey East Second All-Star Team.[1]

On March 25, 2014, forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility, Manson signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).[2] On October 4, 2017, Manson signed a 4-year contract extension with the Ducks.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Prince Albert Mintos SMHL 40 19 16 35 64 3 1 0 1 4
2008–09 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL 54 10 14 24 75 6 1 0 1 15
2010–11 Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL 57 12 35 47 80 14 2 7 9 15
2011–12 Northeastern University HE 33 0 4 4 48
2012–13 Northeastern University HE 33 3 4 7 45
2013–14 Northeastern University HE 33 3 7 10 65
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 9 1 0 1 26 10 1 0 1 6
2014–15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 36 3 9 12 47
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 28 0 3 3 31
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 71 5 10 15 74 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 5 12 17 82 17 0 3 3 20
NHL totals 181 10 25 35 187 18 0 3 3 20

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year Ref
Hockey East Second All-Star Team 2013–14 [4]
Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman 2013–14 [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ducks Sign Defenseman Josh Manson to Two-Year Entry Level Contract". Anaheim Ducks. 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Anaheim Ducks sign Northeastern's Josh Manson". SB Nation College Hockey. 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Ducks Sign Manson to Four-Year Contract Extension". NHL.com. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "League Announces All-Star Teams". Hockey East. 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Hockey East names All-Rookie team, seven individual awards". USCHO.com. 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Patrick Wey
Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman
2013–14
Succeeded by
Mike Paliotta