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. He currently serves an assistant coach with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Manson in 2017
January 27, 1967|
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
11th overall, 1985|
Chicago Black Hawks
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.
- October 2, 1991 – Traded from Chicago Blackhawks with future considerations to Edmonton Oilers for Steve Smith.
- March 15, 1994 – Traded from Edmonton Oilers with 6th round pick (Chris Kibermanis) to Winnipeg Jets for Mats Lindgren, Boris Mironov, 1st round pick (Jason Bonsignore) and 4th round pick (Adam Copeland).
- March 18, 1997 – Traded from Phoenix Coyotes to Montreal Canadiens for Murray Baron and Chris Murray.
- November 16, 1998 – Traded from Montreal Canadiens with Jocelyn Thibault and Brad Brown to Chicago Blackhawks for Jeff Hackett, Eric Weinrich, Alain Nasreddine and conditional draft pick.
- February 8, 2000 – Traded from Chicago Blackhawks with Sylvain Côté to Dallas Stars for Kevin Dean, Derek Plante and 2nd round pick in the 2001 draft (Matt Keith).
- November 21, 2001 – Traded from Toronto Maple Leafs to Dallas Stars for Jyrki Lumme.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||MC||—||—||—||—||—||5||0||1||1||10|
|1985–86||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||70||14||34||48||177||20||1||8||9||63|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
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
- List of NHL players with 1000 games played
- List of NHL players with 2000 career penalty minutes
| Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick