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Right-shot defenseman with good defensive acumen. A big-bodied blue-liner who will need to polish his overall game for the NCAA’s University of Nebraska-Omaha.


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July 2024 – Mancini, signed in April to a two-year entry-level contract, appeared in seven regular season games at the end of this past season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL and 10 playoff games. He registered three assists in his seven regular season games and three more assists in the playoffs. Previously, Mancini completed two seasons of NCAA hockey with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The defenseman already possesses an NHL frame, at 6-3 and 215 pounds. The Rangers organization is clearly impressed with the righty, and it looks like they will provide him with a big role in his first full season of AHL hockey in 2024-25, allowing him to showcase his game and establish himself as the top call-up option on the right side of the defense. The 2024 first-round pick, EJ Emery, is still a couple of years away and does not factor into the equation yet. Brendan Ferry

July 2023 – Mancini wrapped up his second season with the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2022-23, picking up eight points (all assists) in 32 games played. The well-traveled rearguard, having played parts of two seasons with Frolunda’s J18 & J20 teams in Sweden, is now settled into his collegiate career. Mancini, who has also played in the USHL and the USNTDP, will be looking for a big year to leave a strong impression on the Rangers’ scouts and staff. Brendan Ferry

August 2022 – Another Michigan native, like 2022 fourth round pick Noah Laba, Mancini was drafted in the fifth round by the New York Rangers in the 2022 NHL draft as an “overage” player.  Mancini will be playing for the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks during the 2022-2023 campaign, after spending the past few seasons in two countries, in Sweden’s J18 and J20 leagues, as well as the USHL and the NCAA.  He certainly is a well-traveled player.  In 2021-2022, Mancini posted five assists in 38 games played for the Mavericks.  Mancini is property of the Rangers until the summer of 2025. He will need to develop well over these next few seasons in order to work his way up a crowded depth chart in New York.  Brendan Ferry

Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type NCAA
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 26, 2002
Height 6‘4”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 5; Overall: 159


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Orchard Lake United-Red QC Int PW2 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Honeybaked 14U AAAHPHL 14U20 1 23 16|        
 2017-2018 Compuware 16U AAAHPHL 16U15 0 55 16|        
  Team Red USA-S153 1 01 4|        
 2018-2019 Team Black USA-S165 0 22 2|        
  Little Caesars 16U AAA16U AAA70 12 2638 -|        
  Little Caesars 16U AAAT1EHL 16U8 1 23 2|        
  Sioux Falls StampedeUSHL3 0 00 0|        
  USNTDP JuniorsUSHL1 0 00 0|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP1 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Team Forest USA-S175 0 11 8|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Region8 3 36 4|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Nationell6 0 00 4|Playoffs1 0 00
  Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell38 9 514 24|        
 2020-2021 Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell19 5 510 10|        
  Hanhals IFHockeyEttan5 1 01 2|        
  Green Bay GamblersUSHL33 4 913 12|Playoffs2 0 00
 2021-2022 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA38 0 55 26|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA32 0 88 10|        
 2023-2024 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA40 4 610 8|        
  Hartford Wolf PackAHL7 0 33 4|Playoffs10 0 33
 2024-2025 Hartford Wolf PackAHL- - -- -|