Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ray Manson
Left-winger Ray Manson played one game each for the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers in the late 40s. He was a productive offensive player who spent most of his career in the minors.

Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Manson spent four years in the MJHL with four different clubs. His best season was 1946-47 when he led the league with 19 assists and 41 points as a member of the Brandon Elks. The Bruins prospect played one game for the parent club in 1947-48 the spent the rest of the year as a productive scorer on the Boston Olympics.

In February 1949, Manson was shipped to the Rangers to complete the trade that saw Grant Warwick end up in a Boston uniform. He recorded an assist in one game for the Blueshirts and 30 points in 41 matches for the New York Rovers. Manson then spent eight years as a prolific scorer in the minors before retiring in 1957. Along the way he topped the 20-goal mark seven straight years and was the top point getter in the 1954 WHL playoffs when he helped the Saskatoon Quakers reach the finals.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1943-44 St. Boniface Canadiens MJHL 10 8 3 11 2 9 3 3 6 0
1944-45 Winnipeg Esquires MJHL 10 10 5 15 16 6 6 2 8 15
1945-46 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 10 10 5 15 13 2 1 0 1 2
1946-47 Brandon Elks MJHL 16 22 19 41 10 7 10 2 12 5
1947-48 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1947-48 Boston Olympics EAHL 20 20 17 37 6
1947-48 Boston Olympics QSHL 46 24 22 46 10
1948-49 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 1 0
1948-49 New York Rovers QSHL 41 17 13 30 8
1949-50 New Haven Ramblers AHL 70 11 15 26 26
1950-51 New Haven Eagles AHL 26 9 7 16 2
1950-51 St. Paul Saints USHL 41 12 11 23 8 4 1 1 2 7
1951-52 Vancouver Canucks PCHL 70 36 32 68 21
1952-53 Vancouver<196>Saskatoon WHL 69 20 25 45 8 13 6 14 20 0
1953-54 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 70 28 42 70 22 6 1 3 4 0
1954-55 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 58 27 27 54 2
1955-56 Brandon Regals WHL 69 35 28 63 22
1956-57 Brandon Regals WHL 70 40 43 83 18 8 2 5 7 0
1956-57 Brandon Regals Ed-Cup 6 3 5 8 2
1957-58 Winnipeg Maroons MAHA
1957-58 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 13 2 6 8 2
NHL Totals 2 0 1 1 0


WHL Prairie Division First All-Star Team (1957) Traded to NY Rangers by Boston with Pentti Lund to complete transaction that sent Grant Warwick to Boston (February 6, 1948), June, 1948.