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Dave Manson

Dave Manson  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: January 27, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Prince Albert, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: CHI / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)
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.
Quote of the Day

What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp