Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Years Played: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
Tim Manning, originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, played for the Stratford Cullitons Junior B team, Little Caesar’s Junior A team, and the Slasors team before enrolling at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1977. He played defense for four seasons, 1977-1978 through 1980-1981, three under Coach Dan Farrell and one under Coach John Giordano.
He played 147 career games, scoring twenty-seven goals and 115 assists for a career total of 142 points, giving him the number one rank for all-time leading scoring defensemen for Michigan hockey. His fifty-one points in the 1979-1980 season was also a Michigan record for a defenseman for one season, breaking the old record of forty-six points, set by Tom Polonic during the 1963-1964 season.
Tim Manning, nicknamed “Archie”, was elected captain for the 1980-1981 season, received several awards at Michigan: the Dekers Club Most Colorful Rookie Award (1979-1980), the Vic Heyliger Award for Outstanding Defenseman three times (1979, 1980, and 1981 – the first three years the award was given). He was chosen as co-Most Valuable Player award recipient in 1981, an award he shared with his teammate, John Blum. He had many memorable experiences while at Michigan, including: playing every year in the Great Lakes Invitational at both the Olympia and Joe Louis Arenas, especially the triple overtime game against Michigan Tech in 1979. Tim Manning graduated from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
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