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SS PODCAST: Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson on winning Stanley Cup, staying connected to God

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING JOSH MANSON

Josh Manson is a defenseman for the Colorado Avalanche. He was a key contributor on the 2021-22 Stanley Cup-champion Avalanche team that beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. He scored a goal in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and set up the eventual Cup-winning goal in Game 6. On July 13, Manson agreed to a four-year contract to return to Colorado.

Manson was originally selected in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks, and made his NHL debut in 2014. He played for more than seven seasons with the Ducks before getting dealt to Colorado at the trading deadline in 2022. In college at Northeastern (in Boston), Manson was awarded the Hockey East Conference’s Best Defensive Defenseman award in 2013-14, and also named to the 2013-14 Hockey East Second All-Star Team.

Josh’s father, Dave Manson, was a first-round pick in 1985 and played in the NHL from 1986-2002.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Josh Manson about winning the Stanley Cup, the pressure of playoff hockey, the experience of the championship parade in Denver, staying connected to God during the playoff run, and preparing for the birth of his second daughter.

 

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