Manson inks contract with Ducks
Son of Raiders’ associate coach played 1 season with AAA Mintos
Prince Albert native Josh Manson will be a Duck for four more years.
The 25-year-old defenceman signed a four-year contract extension with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, securing his spot with the team through the 2021-22 season.
Manson calls P.A. his home; his father, Dave Manson, is associate coach of the WHL’s Raiders and played three seasons with the junior club in the 1980s. The Raiders retired Dave’s #4 jersey last year.
“It’s definitely a good feeling knowing that I got to this point. I know I achieved the next step of my goal,” Josh told the Ducks’ media team.
“I just want to play my style of game, hopefully contribute on the offense a little more than I have. Play that physical style,” he said.
Since the former Northeastern Huskie made his debut in the NHL in October 2014, he leads defencemen on his team in hits (426) and hits per game (2.4). He’s one of only four players on the Ducks – and the only defenceman – to appear in all 82 regular season games last year.
Manson also played one year for the Prince Albert Mintos in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League.
Twenty-five-year-old defenceman Josh Manson leads his Anaheim Ducks teammates in hits and hits per game since joining the team in 2014.