Manson, 22, was a sixth-round pick (No. 160) in the 2011 NHL Draft. He has played the past three seasons for Northeastern University, totaling six goals, 21 points and 158 penalty minutes in 99 games.
Manson, 6-foot-3 and 223 pounds, was 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.
A native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Manson had 22 goals, 71 points and 155 penalty minutes in 111 games with Salmon Arm of the British Columbia Hockey League prior to attending Northeastern.