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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on June 18th, 2017

Andrew Samuel McManus - Born October 22, 1911 in Belfast, Ireland, and raised in Toronto, Ontario – Died July 1, 1976 is a former professional ice Hockey player.

McMannus played his minor Hockey in Toronto after moving to Canada at a young age. By 17 he was skating with the Toronto Canoe Club in 1928. He remained on the team's roster for another year before heading to the east coast.

While in eastern Canada he played with several teams including the New Glasgow Tigers, Fredericton Capitals and Moncton Hawks, a team that advanced to the Allan Cup and went on to win the 1933 championship with McMannus contributing a goal and two assists in eight games. The core players remained for the following season and once again the Hawks were Allan Cup champs in 1934 with McMannus providing the bulk of the team's offensive, netting eight goals and 17 points in 12 games.

The excellent play by McMannus in the Allan Cup did not go unnoticed. The NHL's Montreal Maroons signed him to a free-agent contract in October, 1934. He played 25 games with Montreal that year, but with the likes of Earl Robinson, Herbert Cain and Russ Blinco providing the bulk of the offense, it left little ice time for McMannus, who managed just one assist while with the club. In the 1935 NHL playoffs, McManus helped the Maroons win their last Stanley Cup.

McMannus was traded several times but only played one more game in the NHL, that with the Boston Bruins in 1936-37.

McMannus played competitive Hockey for another ten years with an assortment of teams, including the Pittsburgh Hornets, and played in two more Allan Cup tournaments, one with the Saint John Beavers in 1944 and other with the Moncton Maroons in 1946. He played his final year of Hockey with the Moncton Hawks in 1946-47 at the age of 35, and went out in grand style, having produced one of the best offensive seasons of his career, potting 37 goals and 71 points in 32 games.

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