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American ice hockey player

Ice hockey player

Strauss Mann (born August 18, 1998) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender for the San Jose Barracuda in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) and played college ice hockey at Michigan.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Mann played for the Fargo Force during the 2017–18 season. He appeared in 34 games where he posted a 22–8–1 record, with a 1.86 goals-against average (GAA) and .932 save percentage. During the playoffs with the Force, he recorded a 2.09 GAA and a .932 save percentage.[1]

College[edit]

Mann began his collegiate career for the University of Michigan during the 2018–19 season. During his freshman season, he appeared in 21 games, including 17 starts, where he posted a 6–8–4 record, with a 2.91 GAA and .895 save percentage.[2]

During the 2019–20 season in his second year, Mann posted an 18–13–4 record with a 1.85 GAA and a .939 save percentage. He ranked third in the nation in save percentage and sixth in GAA. With six shutouts this season, Mann tied the Michigan single-season record and holds the single-season record for save percentage and GAA in program history.[3] Following an outstanding season he was named Big Ten Goaltender of the Year, first-team All-Big Ten, and a top-five finalist for the Mike Richter Award.[4][5]

On September 10, 2020, Mann was named team captain for the 2020–21 season. He became the first goalie to be a captain for Michigan in 78 years and the first non-senior captain in five years.[6] During his junior year he posted an 11–9–1 record, with a 1.89 GAA and .930 save percentage. He was subsequently named a finalist for Big Ten Goaltender of the Year and the Mike Richter Award.[7][8]

Professional[edit]

On July 6, 2021, Mann signed a professional contract with Skellefteå AIK of the SHL.[9][10] He made his professional debut on September 18, 2021.[11] He appeared in 22 games for Skelleftea AIK, where he recorded a 13–8–1 record, with a 2.19 GAA, a .914 save percentage and three shutouts. He ranked tied for fourth in the league in GAA, fifth in save percentage, and tied for sixth in shutouts.[12]

On April 19, 2022, Mann signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL.[13]

International play[edit]

On January 13, 2022, Mann was named to Team USA’s roster to represent the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics.[14]

On May 5, 2022, Mann was named to Team USA’s roster to compete at the 2022 IIHF World Championship. He posted a 3–1 record, with a 2.42 GAA and .888 save percentage.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2022 United States OG 5th 2 1 1 0 130 4 0 1.85 .945
2022 United States WC 4th 4 3 1 0 223 9 0 2.42 .888
Senior totals 6 4 2 0 353 13 0 2.21 .922

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garske, Timothy (August 10, 2018). “U-M Announces Incoming Class for 2018–19 Season”. MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  2. ^ “Strauss Mann Bio”. MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  3. ^ Kornacki, Steve (May 19, 2020). “All-Big Ten Wolverine Goalie is a Mann Who Does it All”. MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  4. ^ McNeil, Kristy (May 11, 2020). “Mann Named Big Ten Goaltender of the Year”. MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  5. ^ “College hockey: 5 Finalists named for 2020 Mike Richter Award”. NCAA.com. March 30, 2020. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  6. ^ Kizziah, Lane (September 10, 2020). “Strauss Mann and Jack Becker named captains for 2020–21 season”. The Michigan Daily. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  7. ^ “Nine goaltenders chosen as finalists for annual Mike Richter Award as the top goalie in men’s NCAA D-I hockey”. USCHO.com. February 27, 2021. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  8. ^ “Finalists Announced for Big Ten Hockey Individual Awards”. BigTen.org. March 11, 2021. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  9. ^ Ericson, Scott (July 7, 2021). “Greenwich’s Strauss Mann signs to play professional hockey in Sweden”. Greenwich Time. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  10. ^ Taubman, Josh (July 6, 2021). “Strauss Mann signs professional contract in Sweden”. The Michigan Daily. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  11. ^ “Mann hyllar laget efter succédebuten”. norran.se (in Swedish). September 18, 2021. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  12. ^ “Sharks Sign Goaltender Strauss Mann”. National Hockey League. April 19, 2022. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  13. ^ Fornabaio, Michael (April 19, 2022). “Greenwich’s Strauss Mann signs first NHL contract with San Jose Sharks”. Greenwich Time. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  14. ^ “2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team Unveiled”. teamusa.com. January 13, 2022. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  15. ^ Zuke, Ryan (May 5, 2022). “Four UM Wolverines named to Team USA roster for World Championship”. MLive.com. Retrieved May 5, 2022.
  16. ^ “Hockey Postseason Honors Announced”. BigTen.org. May 11, 2020. Retrieved September 19, 2021.
  17. ^ “Hockey Postseason Honors Announced”. BigTen.org. March 16, 2021. Retrieved September 19, 2021.

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