Blair Manning-Bio

#16 Blair Manning


Position: F
Height/Weight: 5-10/198
Previous Team: Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL)
Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB
DOB: 5/27/75
Manning is a veteran who has played 10 seasons of pro hockey. Played college hockey at UMASS-Amherst in 1993-94. Spent the previous two seasons with the Oklahoma City Blazers of the CHL. In 2002-03 Manning scored 82 pts in 64 games. Racked up 51 pts in 64 games last season. Has played in the AHL, ECHL, IHL, and previously for the Muskegon Fury of the UHL in 1997-98. Brother Blaine plays professional lacrosse for the Toronto Rock (NLL). The man from Sherwood Park, Alta, is the first to ever wear the captainís ĎCí for Motor City. Blair joins the squad with past UHL experience with the Muskegon Fury and has played previously in the CHL with current teammates Joe Burton, Rod Branch, and Tim Laurila.
Favorite Movie: Kingpin
Favorite Television Show: Seinfeld
Favorite Actor: Ben Stiller
Favorite Actress: Selma Hayek
Favorite Band: Pearl Jam and Linkin Park
Favorite Song: Off He Goes
Favorite Comedian: Ron White
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Steak and Seafood
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cancun
Favorite Book: It's Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong
Favorite Author: Mitch Albom
Favorite Magazine: Hockey News
Favorite Car: Cadillac Escalade
Favorite Superhero: The Flash
Favorite Cartoon Character: Homer Simpson
Favorite Professional Sports Team: Toronto Rock (MLL)
Favorite NHL Team: Edmonton Oilers
Favorite NHL Player: Peter Forsberg
Favorite Sport to Play other than Hockey: Lacrosse
Favorite Sport to Watch other than Hockey: Lacrosse
Favorite Off-season Activity: Golfing
Person You Admire Most: Wayne Gretzky
Best Nickname You've Ever Had: Mans
Best Job You've Had Outside of Hockey: Painting
Biggest Pet Peeve: People who don't return shopping carts where they go
Hobbies: Reading and listening to music