Tom Manastersky
Date of birth: March 7, 1929
Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec
Date of death: March 11, 2012(2012-03-11) (aged 83)
Place of death: Toronto, Ontario
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
College: none - Montreal High School
 As player:
Montreal Alouettes
Montreal Canadiens - NHL
Montreal Alouettes
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
Honors: 1949 - Grey Cup Champion

Thomas Timothy Manastersky (March 7, 1929 – March 11, 2012) was a Grey Cup Champion Canadian Football League halfback.

Turning professional right out of high school, Manastersky played 6 seasons and 68 regular season games for his hometown Montreal Alouettes. The high point of his football career was being part of the Alouettes first Grey Cup in 1949. He finished his career playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1954.[1]

He was also one of the rare two-sport professional athletes. He had played hockey for the Montreal Royals, Cincinnati Mohawks and Victoria Cougars in the minor leagues, but in the 1950-51 NHL season he got called up. A big defenceman, he played six games for the Montreal Canadiens, recording only 11 penalty minutes.

He died on March 11, 2012 following a lengthy illness.[2]


  1. [1] CFLAPEDIA entry - Tom Manastersky
  2. Former Alouette, Canadien Manastersky dies at 83, Montreal Gazette, March 13, 2012.

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