It could be a daunting task for a hockey player to live up to the name of a father who was one of the most feared players in the NHL. Fortunately for Manson, he has his own style that only vaguely resembles that of his dad, Dave Manson.
Like his father, Josh Manson is a defensive defenseman with a willingness to deliver big hits. But the Anaheim Ducks' sixth-round pick (No. 160) in the 2011 NHL Draft is not the intimidating presence his father was, nor does he try to be. Instead, Josh, who was born near Chicago during his father's time with the Blackhawks and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, plays with a more controlled aggression.