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.