The Anaheim Ducks signed defenseman Josh Manson to a two-year, $1.65 million contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.
The signing comes days after the Ducks signed another defenseman in Shane O’Brien, who agreed to a one-year deal, and other players, including centers Ryan Kesler and Michael Sgarbossa, and right wingers Chris Wagner and Chris Stewart.
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Manson's new deal will kick in during the 2015-2016 season.
Manson was selected in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft or the 160th overall selection by the Ducks. He played for Anaheim’s affiliate Norfolk Admirals in the American Hockey League from 2013 to 2014 for a total of 45 games and 13 points (four goals and nine assists).
In 2014-2015, he finally played in the NHL, contributing three assists in 28 games for the Ducks in the regular season. The 23-year-old is the son of former NHL defenseman Dave Manson, who played from 1986 to 2002 for various NHL clubs.
Anaheim now turns its attention Carl Hagelin and Jakob Silfverberg, both of whom are restricted free agents in this offseason. Both are reportedly negotiating deals with the Ducks.