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Monday, October 31, 2011

Oct 31--Bob Manno

Bob Manno

Selected by Vancouver Canucks round 2 #26 overall 1976 NHL Amateur Draft
Selected by Quebec Nordiques round 2 #19 overall 1976 WHA Amateur Draft

He played parts of five seasons on the Canadian West Coast before he was cut free. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed him as a free agent in September 1981, and Manno proved to be a valuable commodity in blue and white.
The Leafs had a young defense--including Jim Benning, Fred Boimstruck, Bob McGill and Craig Muni--and were forced to use the young blueliners too much, too soon. But Manno rose to the challenge and enjoyed a 50-point season--the best of his career. He was chosen to play in the NHL All-Star Game in 1982. But that was the sole season Bob Manno would play in Toronto.
He played in Italy the next season, only to be lured back to the NHL to play for Detroit. But after two seasons with the Red Wings, Bob Manno left to play in Italy once again, beginning with the 1985-86 season. In fact, Manno played for Italy in the 1992 Olympic Winter Games.

1976-1985Vancouver, Toronto, Detroit37141131172274
1979-1985Vancouver, Detroit1724612


Received these blue ink signed and black sharpie signed cards IP. Two different times, both at the NHL SloPitch Tourney.

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