|Date of birth:||March 7, 1929|
|Place of birth:||Montreal, Quebec|
|Date of death:||March 11, 2012(aged 83)|
|Place of death:||Toronto, Ontario|
|College:||none - Montreal High School|
Montreal Canadiens - NHL
|Career highlights and awards|
|Honors:||1949 - Grey Cup Champion|
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.
He was also one of the rare 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 only 11 penalty minutes.
He died on March 11, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
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