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|1985 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
11 overall by Chicago Black Hawks
January 27, 1967
Height: 6-2 Weight: 190
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Prince Albert (WHL)
Prince Albert, Sask. (Canada)
Hometown: Prince Albert,
||Prince Albert||Sask. AA
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
1985 (Prince Albert)
Miscellaneous: Ranked by NHL Central Scouting Bureau as No. 7 overall
prospect for the 1984 NHL draft. ... Led Prince Albert with 233 penalty
minutes in 1983-84.
| Debut: October 9, 1986 (N.Y. Islanders at
Numbers: 3, 8, 11, 14, 22 (Chicago); 23, 24 (Edm.);
3, 4 (Win./Pho.); 37, 22 (Montreal); 6, 4 (Dallas); 3 (Toronto)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired July 25, 2003
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||Chi., Edm., Win./Pho,|
Montreal, Dallas, Tor.
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||Chicago, Edm., Win.,|
Montreal, Dallas, Tor.
AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game: 1989 (Chicago), 1993 (Edmonton)
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 2000 (Dallas)
NHL Hardest Shooter (SuperSkills Winner): 1996 (Win.) (98.0 mph)
Records: Most power-play goals by a defenseman in one game (2 at Boston on Nov.
26, 1988, shares record)
Edmonton Records: Most assists by a
defenseman in one period (3 in first period vs. Washington on Oct. 23, 1991,
Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1988-89 (352)
Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1989 (84)
Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1991-92 (220), 1992-93 (210)
Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1995-96 (205)
Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1996 (30)
Penalty-Minutes Leader: 2000 (33)
Miscellaneous: Assisted on game-winning goal in NHL All-Star Game on Feb.
7, 1989, at Edmonton. ... Set Chicago single-season record (since broken)
with 352 penalty minutes in 1988-89. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season with
charley horse in right leg, an injury suffered when he collided with John
McIntyre during Chicago's Dec. 6, 1989, game vs. Toronto. He did not return
to action until Chicago's Dec. 13, 1989, game at Montreal. ... Suspended by
NHL for four games during 1990-91 season for cross-checking Drake Berehowsky
on the head at the end of Chicago's Oct. 20, 1990, game at Toronto. Because
Manson got a match penalty for attempting to injure an opponent, a
videotape was sent to the NHL for review. On Oct. 24, after Manson had
played in one more game, the NHL announced that he would be suspended
for four games. He complained that he was being punished too harshly and
that his own notoriety for having been given three suspensions during the
previous season, had led the league to suspend him yet again, even though he
didn't deserve it. ... Led all Chicago defensemen with 14 goals in
1990-91. ... Led all Edmonton defensemen with 47 points in 1991-92. ...
Suspended by NHL for five off-days and fined $500 for spearing Joel Otto
late in the third period of Edmonton's Oct. 8, 1992, game at Calgary.
Manson, who hit Otto three times with the stick and also gouged his eye
while the two were fighting, was given a match penalty for spearing and
ordered to leave the ice, but in the corridor on his way to the dressing
room, he tried to chase Otto and had to be restrained by arena security. He
waived his right to a league hearing on the match penalty under a rule that
allowed players to avoid missing games if they agreed to be suspended
without pay on non-game days. Although NHL president Gil Stein retained the
right to make Manson miss games, he opted to stay within the spirit of the
rule, giving Manson the five-day suspension and a maximum $500 fine. ...
Missed part of 1992-93 season with strained ligaments in left knee, an
injury suffered during Edmonton's Dec. 7, 1992, game at Calgary. Had assist
in 1993 NHL All-Star Game at Montreal. ... Led Edmonton with 244 shots on
goal and 29 power-play points in 1992-93. ... Led all Edmonton defensemen
with 45 points in 1992-93. ... Missed part of 1993-94 season with separated
right shoulder, an injury suffered during Edmonton's Oct. 20, 1993, game vs.
did not return to action until Edmonton's Nov. 20, 1993, game vs. Toronto.
... Missed part of 1995 season with a suspected kidney bruise, an injury
suffered during Winnipeg's Jan. 21, 1995, game vs. Anaheim. ... Missed part
of 1995 season with bruised hand, an injury suffered during Winnipeg's April
19, 1995, game at Detroit. He did not return to action until Winnipeg's
April 25, 1995, game vs. Edmonton. ... Was on Winnipeg team that relocated
to Phoenix on July 1, 1995. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with broken
right pinky toe, an injury suffered during Phoenix's Nov. 8, 1996, game vs.
Colorado. He did not return to action until Phoenix's Nov. 23, 1996, game
vs. N.Y. Islanders. ... Suspended by NHL for two games (automatic
suspension) for picking up his third instigator penalty of the season during
Montreal's March 24, 1997, game vs. Boston. He had been called for going
after Trent McCleary in the final minute of the game. While he was out with
the suspension, Manson was not allowed to practice with the Canadiens. He
returned to action for Montreal's April 2, 1997, game at Hartford. ... Fined
$1,000 by NHL for criticizing referee Stephen Walkom in remarks made to the
media following Game 2 of Montreal's first-round playoff series at New
Jersey on April 19, 1997. Manson, who was called for four minor penalties
during the game, later told reporters "I know who (Walkom) bet on to win the
Stanley Cup." He also said Walkom was a "joke." The fine was announced two
days later on April 21, 1997. ... Missed part of 1997-98 season with
strained hip flexor, an injury suffered during Montreal's Feb. 4, 1998, game
at N.Y. Islanders. ... Missed part of 1998-99 season with hip pointer
injury, suffered during Montreal's Oct. 17, 1998, game vs. Buffalo. He did
not return to action until Montreal's Oct. 24, 1998, game vs. Detroit. ...
Suspended for three games and fined $1,000 by NHL during 1998-99 season for
butt-ending and elbowing P.J. Axelsson during the second period of
Montreal's Oct. 28, 1998, game vs. Montreal. Manson was given a game
misconduct, and the suspension was announced the following day. As a result,
Manson did not return to action until Montreal's Nov. 7, 1998, game vs. N.Y.
Islanders. ... Suspended by NHL for three games during 1999-00 season for
his role in a late third-period brawl during Chicago's Oct. 4, 1999,
season-opener at San Jose. Manson was not even on the ice, and participated
in the fight by reaching over the side of the bench to grab San Jose goalie
Steve Shields, who was coming off the ice after being ejected from the game.
The following day, before the suspension was announced, the Blackhawks
placed Manson on waivers, but no teams claimed him and Chicago opted to keep
him on its roster. On Oct. 6, 1999, the NHL announced Manson's suspension
and as a result, he did not return to action until Chicago's Oct. 15, 1999,
game vs. Toronto. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with bruised left foot,
an injury suffered during Chicago's Oct. 30, 1999, game vs. Los Angeles. He
did not return to action until Chicago's Nov. 12, 1999, game vs. N.Y.
Islanders. ... Suspended by NHL for one game for slashing Peter Forsberg
during Chicago's Jan. 15, 2000, game at Colorado. ... Scored goal in his
first game in a Dallas uniform on Feb. 9, 2000, at Anaheim. ... Signed with
Toronto as a Group III unrestricted free agent on Aug. 16, 2000. ... Played
in his 1,000th career NHL game for Toronto on Nov. 17, 2000, vs. Tampa Bay.
... Opted to retire from the NHL in the summer of 2003 after failing to
catch on with any teams as a free agent during 2002-03 season.
Season of Suspensions: During the 1989-90
season, the NHL suspended Manson on three separate occasions for violent
on-ice incidents. The first suspension came early in the season, when he
was ordered to miss three games for pushing linesman Ron Asselstine while fighting
with Chris Nilan at 16:41 of the third period of Chicago's Oct. 8, 1989, game vs. N.Y. Rangers.
Manson had instigated a fight with Nilan in retaliation for Nilan's earlier
hit on Chicago goaltender Alain Chevrier. As Manson tried to get to Nilan,
he pushed Asselstine out of his way. That led to an automatic three game
suspension that was not subject to appeal. As a result of suspension, Manson
did not return to action until Chicago's Oct. 17, 1989, game at N.Y.
Rangers. Just over two months later, the NHL hit Manson with a much harsher
suspension following his role in a brawl at the end of the first period of
Chicago's Dec. 23, 1989, game at Toronto. During that fight, Manson pushed
linesman Ron Finn aside, earning another automatic three-game suspension.
But this time, after he was sent off the ice, Manson came back to fight with
Gary Leeman. The return to the ice cost Manson another 10 games, extending
his second suspension of the season to a total of 13 games. Manson, however,
insisted that even though officials had told him to go to the dressing room
he had not yet left the ice before he went after Leeman. On Dec. 26, 1989,
the NHL announced that Manson would get the additional 10-game suspension.
The Blackhawks appealed that decision, but the NHL did not overturn the
ruling because videotape of the incident did not conclusively show whether
or not Manson had remained on the ice. As a result of the suspension, Manson
did not return to action until Chicago's Jan. 27, 1990, game at Hartford.
One month later, Manson was suspended yet again. This time, the NHL told
Manson to sit out three games for biting Scott Stevens' hand while fighting
Stevens at 14:39 of the third period of Chicago's Feb. 27, 1990, game vs.
Washington. Manson received instigator and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties
as well as a fighting major, a gross misconduct and a match penalty for
deliberately trying to injure an opponent. At the time of the incident, it
was not clear if Manson was guilty of biting Stevens intentionally, because
Manson said it was a reflex action that occurred while Stevens was trying to
gouge his eyes. Manson said the biting was out of self-defense alone,
although Stevens said Manson had bitten first and that he was trying to
defend himself by going after Manson's eyes. Two days after the incident,
Manson had a hearing with NHL vice-president Brian O'Neill on March 1.
During the hearing, O'Neill delayed any ruling until Manson could present
his side of the argument on March 5, 1990. With the situation still up
in the air, Manson played in Chicago's March 1 game vs. St. Louis, drawing
boos from hometown fans for some poor play in the second period. He also
played in a March 3, 1990, game at Boston and a March 4, 1990, game vs.
Boston. On Monday, March 5, 1990, Manson failed to make his case for
O'Neill, and the following day, the NHL suspended both Manson and Stevens
for three games. He was allowed to play in a March 7, 1990, game at
Minnesota, but did not play again until Chicago's March 19, 1990, game at
Prince Albert (WHL); Saginaw (IHL); Utah (AHL)|
World Championships: 1993
AWARDS AND HONORS
World Championships All-Star First Team:
East All-Star Second Team: 1985-86 (Prince Albert)
Named Prince Albert (WHL) part-time assistant coach in December 2002 and
remained in that position until July 25, 2003. ... Named Prince Albert (WHL)
assistant coach on July 25, 2003, and remained in that position into 2005-06
Miscellaneous: Was third in
scoring at 1993 World Championships with 10 points in eight games. ... Spent
2002-03 season as part-time assistant coach with his hometown Prince Albert
Raiders (WHL) as he waited for offers from an NHL team, opting not to sign
his retirement papers during the season. ... Active in
charitable causes during his playing days, including work with the Cystic
Personal: Nicknamed "Charlie." ...
Full name is David Manson.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Chicago traded Manson and a choice of 1992 or 1993 third-round picks (1992--Kirk Maltby) to Edmonton for Steve Smith on October 2, 1991. Seven years later, Chicago got
Manson back when the Blackhawks traded Jeff Hackett, Eric Weinrich, Alain
Nasreddine and 1999 fourth-round pick (Tampa Bay) (Chris Dyment) to Montreal
in exchange for Manson, Jocelyn Thibault and Brad Brown on November 16,
1992. Just over a year later, Chicago lost Manson again when it traded
Manson and Sylvain Cote to Dallas for Kevin Dean, Derek Plante
and 2001 second-round pick (Matt Keith) on February 8, 2000.||
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