Years Played: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
Kris Manery, originally from Leamington, Ontario, played right wing for the University of Michigan, earning four varsity letters (1973-1974 through 1976-1977) under Coach Dan Farrell. He was captain of the 1976-1977 team that finished second in the National Championship, losing in overtime to Wisconsin.
He set a Michigan career record for goals scored when he scored a hat trick against Denver to reach ninety-nine goals, finishing his career at Michigan with 111 goals and ninety-seven assists. He became the twenty-third player in Michigan history to reach the 100-point plateau and the second to reach 200 points. He received the Hal Downes Award for the Most Valuable Player in 1975-1976. He was named Second Team All-WCHA as a junior and First-Team All-WCHA as a senior by both the Denver Post and WDAZ-TV. He was drafted by the California Seals of the National Hockey League and the Calgary Cowboys of the World Hockey Association. Kris Manery earned his degree in Zoology from the School of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Following his Michigan career, he signed with the NHL’s Cleveland Barons. During his NHL career, he played with the Cleveland Barons, Minnesota North Stars, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets.
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