Manson inks con­tract with Ducks

Son of Raiders’ as­so­ciate coach played 1 sea­son with AAA Min­tos

Prince Albert Daily Herald - - SPORTS - DAILY HER­ALD STAFF

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.

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