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 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