Bob Manno

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Flag of Canada and Italy.svg  Bob Manno Ice hockey player
Date of birth October 31, 1956
place of birth Niagara Falls , Ontario , Canada
size 183 cm
Weight 84 kg
position defender
Shot hand Left
NHL Amateur Draft 1976 , 2nd lap, 26th position
Vancouver Canucks
WHA Amateur Draft 1976 , 2nd lap, 19th position
Québec Nordiques
Career stations
1972-1973 Niagara Falls Flyers
1973-1974 Hamilton Red Wings
1974-1976 St. Catharines Black Hawks
1976-1977 Tulsa Oilers
1977-1981 Vancouver Canucks
1981-1982 Toronto Maple Leafs
1982-1983 HC Merano
1983-1985 Detroit Red Wings
1985-1987 HC Merano
1987-1989 SHC Fassa
1989-1992 HC Milano Saima
1992-1994 HC Bolzano

Robert John "Bob" Manno (* 31 October 1956 in Niagara Falls , Ontario ) is a former Italo - Canadian ice hockey player and - coaches . His 388 NHL games are the most drafted Italians in NHL history.


Bob Manno began playing ice hockey in his native Niagara Falls. In his youth he played for the Niagara Falls Flyers in the OJHL and for the Hamilton Red Wings and the St. Catharines Black Hawks in the Ontario Hockey Association . In the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft , he was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round in 26th place. From 1976 to 1981 he was active for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League , as well as in the lower class Central Hockey League for the Tulsa Oilers and Dallas Black Hawks . In 1981 he moved to the Toronto Maple Leafs , for which he had his personally most successful NHL season in the 1981/82 season, when the Italian-Canadian scored nine goals and 41 assists in 72 games and, due to his good performances during this season, with the Participation in the NHL All-Star Game had been honored. Then he went to Italy for HC Meran on the ice.

After a season he returned to the NHL and was hired by the Detroit Red Wings . There he played from 1983 to 1985, and at the same time in the American Hockey League with the Adirondack Red Wings . After a one-year stint in Merano in the 1982/83 season, he returned to Italy. He played again in Merano in 1985/86 and 1986/87. He then played in the Italian Serie A for HC Fassa from 1987 to 1989, HC Milano Saima from 1989 to 1992 and HC Bozen from 1992 to 1994.

After the end of his active career, he coached his former clubs Bolzano and Milan in Italy. He first worked as a coach in Germany in 1998. Manno looked after the Frankfurt Lions in the 1998/99 season , but resigned on October 17, 1998 for personal reasons. From April 1999 to 2000 he was the trainer of the Augsburger Panther , but was released early on October 21, 2000 after a home defeat by the reigning champions Munich Barons .

On November 29, 2007 Manno succeeded Erich Kühnhackl, who had previously been dismissed, as trainer of the Straubing Tigers . Right at the beginning of his engagement, the Tigers celebrated a 7-1 victory over the DEG Metro Stars . First he signed a contract for the 2007/08 season , in February 2008 he extended it by one year until the end of the 2008/09 season . After the season he left the Tigers and signed with league competitor ERC Ingolstadt . He trained the Ingolstadt Panthers in the 2009/10 season , but was given early leave before the end of the season in February 2010 due to the unsatisfactory sporting situation.


For Italy Manno took part in the A-World Championships in 1982, as well as the B-World Championships in 1986, 1987 and 1989 to 1992. He was also in Italy's squad at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville .

NHL statistics

Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
Regular season 8th 371 41 131 172 274
Playoffs 5 17th 4th 4th 6th 12


As a player

As a trainer

Individual evidence

  1. Berliner Zeitung: Augsburger Panther dismiss coach Manno

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