Buffalo Sabres’ seventh-round selection (207th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Signed a one-year NHL contract with Buffalo as a free agent on July 6, 2012.
2011-12: Completed his seventh professional season, playing the majority of the campaign with the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves… Skated in six NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks spanning two recalls… Paced the Wolves with 30 goals and ranked first with 58 points in 69 games… 2011-12 represented Mancari’s sixth straight season he would lead his team in scoring… His 30 goals also marked his second straight 30-goal season and the sixth consecutive 20-goal campaign of his career… Led the AHL with 10 game-winning goals… Ranked ninth in the league in goals (30) and shared 19th in the league in power-play goals (19)… Finished first on the team and 10th in the AHL with 230 shots on goal… Tallied 15 multi-point outings, including six three-point outings and a pair of hat tricks… Notched the seventh hat trick of his AHL career on 3/04 against Oklahoma City… Notched his seventh multiple-goal outing of the season on 2/19 against Charlotte (2+0)… Collected two goals, three points and finished with a +3 rating on 1/08 against Charlotte… Amassed eight goals and 13 points during a season-high seven-game point streak from 12/02 to 12/22… Collected the sixth hat trick of his AHL career on 12/03 at Grand Rapids… Ranked first on the team with seven assists and second with seven points in five postseason games with Chicago
2010-11: Recorded seven assists and eight points in 20 NHL outings with the Buffalo Sabres… Made his NHL postseason debut in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Philadelphia on 4/26, earning 9:50 of ice time over 13 shifts… Ranked fourth in the AHL with a career-high 32 goals and finished tied for 14th in the league with 64 points in 56 games with the Portland Pirates… Named to the 2010-11 AHL First All-Star Team… Averaged a team-high 1.14 points per game while leading his team in scoring… Added five power-play goals and a pair of shorthanded tallies… Placed second on the team with a +19 on-ice rating… Took a team-high 204 shots on goal… Posted 16 multiple-point games, which included seven games with three or more… Notched three hat tricks, which included back-to-back hat tricks on 1/22 and 1/23… Amassed 13 goals, eight assists and 21 points during a career-high 13-game point streak, which was tied for the second longest in the AHL, from 1/05 to 1/28… Honored as the Reebok/AHL Player of the Month for January after compiling 13 goals and eight assists in 15 outings… Named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 23 after posting 10 points (8+2) in four games… Posted six goals and 12 points in nine Calder Cup playoff matchups… Began the season on a four-game point streak (5+5), scoring a goal in four straight games from 10/09 to 10/16… Recorded a season-high four points (1+3) in his season debut against Manchester on 10/09… 2009-10: Appeared in six NHL tilts with Buffalo, scoring one and adding one assist… Posted his finest season of professional hockey, establishing career-highs in assists (46) and points (74)... Led the Pirates in all offensive categories with 28 goals, 46 assists and 74 points in 74 games… The only Portland player to average a point per game while leading the club with a +16 on-ice rating… Ranked first on the team and 12th in the league with 231 shots on goal… Finished tied for eighth among the AHL’s top point-getters in overall scoring, while placing tied for 12th in assists and 14th in goals… Scored a team-high 14 power-play goals and seven game-winning goals, tying him for fourth in the league in each category, respectively… Posted a team-best 20 multi-point games, including seven outings with three or more points… Added two points (1+1) and two PIM in four Calder Cup Playoff appearances… Registered three points (1+2) in Portland’s regular season finale vs. Worcester on 4/11… Tallied his second four-assist game of the season vs. Manchester on 2/02… Enjoyed a five-game goal scoring streak from 1/02 to 1/10… Recorded a season-high four assists vs. Bridgeport on 2/19… Notched eight points (2+8) over three straight multi-point games between 12/19 and 1/03… Had back-to-back three-point games (1+2) at Manchester on 1/02 and at Providence on 1/03… Compiled a seven-game point streak from 10/18 to 11/06, collecting three goals and five assists for eight points during that span… 2008-09: Dressed in seven games with the Buffalo Sabres, collecting two points (1+1) and four PIM… Amassed 67 points (29+38) and 61 PIM in 73 matchups with Portland… Finished tied for first on the team in points while ranking third in goals and assists… Ranked tied for 16th in the AHL in goals and finished tied for 17th among the league’s top scorers… Shared 13th in the AHL with Portland teammate Nathan Gerbe with 13 power-play tallies… Led the Pirates and placed eighth in the league with a career-high 254 shots on goal… Named to the Canadian All-Star squad for the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic and tallied two points (1+1) in the contest… Tabbed 16 multi-point outings, including three with three or more points… Recorded 17 points on seven goals and 10 assists over a 10-game point streak from 10/31 to 12/07… Scored his first NHL goal against the New York Islanders on 11/22… Notched four points (1+3) and was +3 against Philadelphia on 11/08… Posted a season and career-best five points (3+2) and was +3 in his Pirates debut vs. Manchester on 10/11… 2007-08: His third season with the Rochester Americans… Finished the regular season first on the team in points (57) and tied for first in goals (21)… Ranked second on the team with 36 assists and third with seven power-play tallies… Named the Amerks’ 2008 scoring champion with 57 points (21+36) and was the only player to appear in all 80 games… Racked up a career-high 78 PIM… Ranked 19th in the AHL with 226 shots on goal… Had a five-game point streak (3+3) from 03/30 to 04/11… Set the AHL’s new hardest shot record with a speed of 102.8 mph at the AHL Skills Competition… Selected to play for the Canadian All-Stars for the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic… Had a four-game assist streak (7) from 10/27 to 11/02… Registered his first goal of the season against Hamilton on 10/07… Collected an assist in Rochester’s 6-4 home-opening win against Syracuse on 10/05… Named the team’s alternate captain… 2006-07: Appeared in three games with the Buffalo Sabres over the span of two NHL recalls, notching one assist… Ranked second on the Amerks with 23 goals and third with 57 points in 64 contests… Recipient of the 2006-07 Fairand/O’Neil Sportsmanship Award… Had an 11-game point streak (4+13) from 3/17 to 4/06… Had a five-game point streak (2+6) from 3/17 to 3/24… Recorded his first NHL point with an assist in the Sabres’ 3-1 win over Toronto on 3/03… Skated 8:24 over 11 shifts in his NHL debut at Ottawa on 2/24… Registered points in six consecutive games (4+5) from 1/06 to 1/19… Had a four-game point streak (2+5) from 11/12 to 11/24 and a four-game point streak from 11/26 to 12/05… Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from 10/06 to 10/13… Collected six points (1+5) and six PIM in six postseason matchups with Rochester… 2005-06: Ranked fifth on the team with 42 points (18+24) in his rookie season with Rochester… Had a five-game point streak (4+3) from 4/05 to 4/14… Recorded his first professional hat trick on 4/08… Had a three-game point streak (2+2) from 1/14 to 1/20… Posted a three-game point streak (3+3) from 11/27 to 12/03… Scored his first professional goal on 11/04 against Cleveland… Recorded two assists in his professional debut on 10/21… 2004-05: Bagged 14 goals and 24 points in 21 postseason contests en route to helping the Ottawa 67’s (OHL) to a third place finish at the 2005 Memorial Cup… Led Ottawa to the OHL Finals, where they lost in five games to the London Knights… Named the winner of the team’s Brian Kilrea Award for community involvement… Honored as the Booster Club’s Best Two-Way Player and was the runner-up for the Booster Club’s Best Offensive Player… He ended his four-year OHL career with his best season, scoring 36 goals and adding 32 assists for 68 points in 64 games… Finished tied for ninth in the OHL in goals… Had the second-best plus/minus rating on the team with a +11… Named the Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week twice (3/14 and 12/20)… 2003-04: The defenseman turned forward had a breakout season… After totaling just 25 points in his first two seasons with Ottawa, he more than tripled his previous career-highs by notching 65 points (29+36) in 67 games for the 67’s… Continued his offensive production in the postseason, collecting eight points (5+3) in seven playoff games… 2002-03: Registered 19 points on eight goals and 11 assists in 61 outings… Contributed three points (2+1) in 11 playoff games with Ottawa… 2001-02: Split his first season between Ottawa and the Nepean Raiders of the Ottawa Valley Junior “B” League before becoming a regular on Ottawa’s roster for the 2002-03 campaign… Finished the season recording six points (3+3) in 34 games with Ottawa before adding one assist in two postseason contests… 2000-01: A product of the London Knights Junior Hockey Association, Mancari went on to play Junior “B” for the St. Mary’s Lincolns of the OJHL as a 15 year old… His 10 goals and 20 points as a defenseman were enough for the 67’s to select him in the 2001 OHL Priority Draft in the second round (34th overall)