Manning becomes ‘hockey dad’ in retirement from NFL

Manning becomes ‘hockey dad’ in retirement from NFL

Short Shifts

Former Giants quarterback shares image of daughter hitting ice


by
Pat Pickens
@Pat_Pickens

/ NHL.com Staff Writer

Eli Manning was a two-time Super Bowl MVP and held every significant passing record in New York Giants history upon his retirement after the 2019 NFL season.

Currently, he’s a hockey dad.

The former New York Giants quarterback shared an image Sunday of his daughter Ava getting ready to suit up and hit the ice in New Jersey.

Tweet from @EliManning: You can add hockey dad to my resume. pic.twitter.com/p1xjSTrA8h

Manning, who led the Giants to two Super Bowl championships in 16 NFL seasons, has switched to social media star and full-blown youth sports carpool driver since retiring in January. Martin Brodeur, the Hall of Fame goalie and New Jersey Devils executive vice president of hockey operations, volunteered Manning to take a turn and also offered the family some Devils swag.

Tweet from @MartinBrodeur: Welcome to the club @elimanning. You���re up in the carpool rotation with the kids to @prucenter for practice and @njdevils games.I will make sure jerseys are on their way so the family looks good. https://t.co/NFny8wLoNt

Maybe Manning’s kids and the children of David Perron and Tyler Bozak will all be on the same line someday.

Even with a full youth hockey slate on his plate, Manning is still keeping up on his former team, congratulating the Giants on their ascent to first place in the NFC East after their 19-17 win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Tweet from @EliManning: Way to go G-Men. First place baby. Heal up quickly DJ.

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You can add hockey dad to my resume. pic.twitter.com/p1xjSTrA8h

— Eli Manning (@EliManning) November 29, 2020

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