Cesare Maniago Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Goalie 8×10 Photo
This Cesare Maniago Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Goalie 8×10 Photo has been personally autographed by Mr. Maniago. Included with your purchase is a Certificate of Authenticity from Slapshot Signatures.
Learn More About Cesare Maniago:
Cesare Maniago was a professional ice hockey player. He was a goaltender that played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and the Vancouver Canucks.
Maniago was originally drafted by Toronto in 1960. He played seven games for the Leafs in the 1960-1961 season. He was picked by the Montreal Canadiens the following season. The high point of his time with Montreal would be a 14-game stint in the relief of the ailing Jaques Plante in 1963. Maniago had a good season with the Minneapolis Bruins of the CHL in 1965, winning the league’s MVP award. After that he was traded to the Rangers. In 1966, Maniago competed for the starter goalie and was also given a questionable distinction by allowing Bobby Hull to score his 51st goal that year as Hull was the first in history to do so.
In 1967, Maniago was the expanding Minnesota North Stars first pick for a goaltender. Due to Maniago’s play the North Stars were led to the playoffs five out of six of their first seasons however at the end Minnesota struggled. They tried to find a suitable goalie to help Maniago before taking Gump Worsley out of retirement in 1970. After 1974, Minnesota’s fortune sagged as Worsley retired and Maniago was traded to the Canucks where he played two seasons before retirement.
Own a piece of hockey history with a Cesare Maniago Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Goalie 8×10 Photo!