Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Manson
After an excellent junior career, Dave Manson was Chicago's first round draft choice in 1985. He joined the Hawks in 1986-87 and established a reputation as a fierce competitor with a penchant for punishing opponents.

In his first two NHL seasons, Manson collected 146 and 185 penalty minutes, respectively, but that total ballooned to 352 in 1988-89 and 301 in 1989-90. It was during these years that he assumed the nickname 'Charlie.' Manson possesses a blistering shot from the point, but his game has always been simple--clear the man in front of the net and move the puck out of his zone in as efficient a manner as possible.

After five seasons in Chicago, Manson was traded to Edmonton. He joined the Winnipeg Jets in March 1994 and moved with them to Phoenix when the franchise relocated. Manson was traded to Montreal in March 1997, moved to Chicago in November 1998, was picked up by Dallas in February 2000, and became a Maple Leaf in June 2000.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
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 M-Cup 5 0 1 1 10
1985-86 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 70 14 34 48 177 20 1 8 9 63
1986-87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 63 1 8 9 146 -2 3 0 0 0 10
1987-88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 54 1 6 7 185 -12 5 0 0 0 27
1987-88 Saginaw Hawks IHL 6 0 3 3 37
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 18 36 54 352 +5 16 0 8 8 84
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 59 5 23 28 301 +4 20 2 4 6 46
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 75 14 15 29 191 +20 6 0 1 1 36
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 15 32 47 220 +9 16 3 9 12 44
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 83 15 30 45 210 -28
1992-93 Canada WC-A 8 3 7 10 22
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 57 3 13 16 140 -4
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 13 1 4 5 51 -10
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 44 3 15 18 139 -20
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 7 23 30 205 +8 6 2 1 3 30
1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 66 3 17 20 164 -25
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 1 1 2 23 -1 5 0 0 0 17
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 4 30 34 122 +22 10 0 1 1 14
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 0 2 2 48 -3
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 64 6 15 21 107 +4
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 37 0 7 7 40 +2
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 26 1 2 3 22 +10 23 0 0 0 33
2000-01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 4 7 11 93 +13 2 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 0 1 1 10 +3
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 34 0 1 1 23 -1
2001-02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
NHL Totals 1103 102 288 390 2792 112 7 24 31 343


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1986)
WC-A All-Star Team (1993) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989, 1993)
Traded to Edmonton by Chicago with Chicago's 3rd round choice (Kirk Maltby) in 1992 Entry Draft for Steve Smith, October 2, 1991. Traded to Winnipeg by Edmonton with St. Louis' 6th round choice (previously acquired, Winnipeg selected Chris Kibermanis) in 1994 Entry Draft for Boris Mironov, Mats Lindgren, Winnipeg's 1st round choice (Jason Bonsignore) in 1994 Entry Draft and Florida's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Adam Copeland) in 1994 Entry Draft, March 15, 1994. Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Traded to Montreal by Phoenix for Murray Baron and Chris Murray, March 18, 1997. Traded to Chicago by Montreal with Jocelyn Thibault and Brad Brown for Jeff Hackett, Eric Weinrich, Alain Nasreddine and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Montreal selected Chris Dyment) in 1999 Entry Draft, November 16, 1998. Traded to Dallas by Chicago with Sylvain Cote for Kevin Dean, Derek Plante and Dallas' 2nd round choice (Matt Keith) in 2001 Entry Draft, February 8, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 16, 2000. Traded to Dallas by Toronto for Jyrki Lumme, November 21, 2001.
Officially announced his retirement September 30, 2002.