The Ducks have signed defenseman Josh Manson to a two-year entry level contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Manson, 22 (10/7/91), played three seasons for Northeastern University (Hockey East) from 2011-14, recording 6-15=21 points with 158 penalty minutes (PIM) in 99 career games. Selected in the sixth round (160th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Manson was recently named a 2013-14 Hockey East Second Team All-Star and the Best Defensive Defenseman after captaining Northeastern to a 19-14-4 record this season. The 6-3, 223-pound defenseman recorded career highs in both assists and points in 2013-14, finishing with 3-7=10 points with a team-high +12 rating and 65 PIM in 33 games.
A native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Manson scored 22-49=71 points with 155 PIM in 111 career games with Salmon Arm of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) before attending Northeastern. He also played 20 BCHL playoff games over his two seasons with Salmon Arm, collecting 3-7=10 points with 30 PIM.
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