The Ducks have announced on the eve of their home opener that they have signed Josh Manson to a 4-year extension. This will keep him in Anaheim as a member of their core defense through the year 2022.
Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports the deal is worth $4.1 million per year and will kick in next season. Manson was a pending RFA before this extension.
Josh Manson's new four-year deal will have an AAV of $4.1 million. Kicks in next season.— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) October 5, 2017
The 25-year-old is one of the prime examples of Anaheim’s drafting prowess by solidifying his way into a top 4 role on one of the best defensive teams in the NHL despite being a 6th round draft pick in 2011.
The 6’3” 215 lb defender is known for his shot suppression and is a fan favorite for his devastating at times physical play.
Since he broke into the league in the 2014-2015 season, Manson has put up 35 points (10G, 25A) and carries a +26 rating in 181 career games. He also carries a good 55.12 CF% in his career thanks to his strong passing ability and his tendency to stay at home and keep the puck in effectively on the blue line.
Check out the cool way in which the Ducks announced the extension:
BREAKING: @JoshManson42 here with a special announcement! #LetsGoDucks pic.twitter.com/srU319ZutF— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) October 5, 2017