Tom Manastersky

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Tom Manastersky
Born:March 7, 1929
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died:March 11, 2012(2012-03-11) (aged 83)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College none - High School of Montreal
Career history
As player
1946–1950 Montreal Alouettes
1950–1951 Montreal Canadiens - NHL
1952–1953 Montreal Alouettes
1954 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Honors1949 - Grey Cup Champion

Thomas Timothy Manastersky (March 7, 1929 – March 11, 2012) was a Canadian athlete. He played Canadian football and ice hockey. He played in the Canadian Football League as a halfback with the Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders, the youngest player in CFL history. He won the 1949 Grey Cup with the Alouettes. He also played 6 games in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens during the 1950–51 season.


Playing career

Turning professional right out of high school, Manastersky played 6 seasons and 68 regular season games for his hometown Montreal Alouettes. The high point of his football career was being part of the Alouettes first Grey Cup in 1949. He finished his career playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1954. [1]

He was a two-sport professional athletes. He had played hockey for the Montreal Royals, Cincinnati Mohawks and Victoria Cougars in the minor leagues, but in the 1950–51 NHL season he got called up. A big defenceman, he played six games for the Montreal Canadiens, recording 11 penalty minutes.

He died on March 11, 2012, following a lengthy illness. [2]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1944–45 High School of Montreal HS-CA
1945–46Montreal Junior RoyalsQJAHA1904423
1945–46 Montreal Royals QSHL 10002
1946–47Montreal Junior RoyalsQJAHA2513468701129
1946–47Montreal RoyalsQSHL30002
1947–48Montreal Junior RoyalsQJAHA8112161301138
1948–49Montreal Junior RoyalsQJAHA30257631024616
1948–49Montreal RoyalsQSHL20000
1948–49 Montreal Junior Royals M-Cup 1516767
1949–50Montreal RoyalsQSHL2727987300025
1950–51 Montreal Canadiens NHL 600011
1950–51Montreal RoyalsQSHL10000
1950–51 Vancouver Canucks PCHL 1811245
1950–51 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 500018
NHL totals600011

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