NHL Rumors: Avalanche Defenseman Expected To Hit Free Agency

According to Pierre LeBrun, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson is expected to hit free agency this summer. 

Manson turned out to be an excellent rental for the Avalanche, as his solid defensive play and offensive production played a factor in them winning the Stanley Cup. In 20 playoff games for the Avs, he scored three goals and recorded eight points. That's very solid offense from a defensive defenseman to say the least.

The Ducks have already been linked to Manson, but an abundance of other clubs will pursue the Illinois native if he officially hits the market. This is something to keep an eye on as we get closer to July. 

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