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Anthony Mantha | Winger | #39

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 214
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (20) / DET

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Anthony Mantha might not stay in the AHL for too long.
Mantha has gotten off to a hot start in the minors with five goals in three games and that's hasn't gone unnoticed by Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill. "I heard he played good, and that’s great for us," said coach Jeff Blashill. "The more guys down there playing good, the better off we are. We’re going to need more than the 13 forwards that are currently available to us during the course of the year. You know how the year goes between injuries. We like that he played good last night." Mantha just barely fell short of a roster spot with Detroit, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him called up the next time the Red Wings need a forward. Oct 20 - 5:57 PM

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Anthony Mantha believes he is knocking on the door of an NHL spot and he won't stop moving forward just because he will start in the minors.

"I think I had a pretty good camp," Mantha said. "They wanted me to put some weight on, and that's what I did. I worked hard in the gym, on the ice and just did everything I could do to try and earn a spot. I'm not far off from the reality and I just have to keep working." He was demoted to Grand Rapids of the AHL on Tuesday and practiced with the team on Wednesday. Mantha should be back with Detroit at some point this season.
Oct 13 - 7:55 AM

Anthony Mantha has been assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

He was competing with Andreas Athanasiou for a roster spot on the Red Wings. Mantha doesn't require waivers to be sent down, but it was expected that he would be on Detroit's roster this season. He should be the first player recalled if the Wings need a forward.
Oct 11 - 11:02 AM

Anthony Mantha scored his third goal of the preseason. This time it was the game winner in a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Mantha reestablished the lead after the Wings gave up two goals in quick succession early in the third period. Mantha’s game winner was scored at the 11:57 minute mark with an assist from Jonathan Ericsson. Mantha spent most of 2015-16 with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins where he scored 21 goals in 60 starts. In a limited role with the Wings, he scored twice in 10 games.
Oct 8 - 10:08 PM

Anthony Mantha has scored a goal in each of his preseason appearances.

The Red Wings have four exhibition games remaining and coach Jeff Blashill wanted to give Mantha five outings, so the winger will probably be busy this week. Mantha is looking to earn a roster spot in Detroit's top nine group.
Oct 4 - 10:00 AM

Anthony Mantha has been skating with Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou at training camp.

"There's obviously lots of speed and skill on the line," coach Jeff Blashill said. "You saw in the Red and White game, they made mistakes that ended up in our net a little bit, so they've got to eliminate those. But if they create more positives than negatives, that's what your looking for." Mantha scored in Wednesday's preseason game from Larkin and Athanasiou to give the Wings a 4-0 lead in an eventual 5-1 win over Boston. He can be sent to the minors without waivers, so he will have to prove that he is worthy of a roster spot during the exhibition schedule. Mantha is expected to play in five of the team's eight contests.
Sep 29 - 8:00 AM

Anthony Mantha wants to be more intense this season.

Mantha played his first 10 NHL games last season, but he knows he needs to be better in certain areas if he wants to stick with the Wings this season. "I just need to be ready, be in my spot, play my game," said Mantha. "I need to be hard on pucks, score a few goals. I need to be a good net-front presence, win my one-on-one battles. It all comes down to being intense and wanting the puck more than I did in the past few years." It would be considered a disappointment if Mantha doesn't stick with the Wings out of training camp this fall.
Sep 17 - 1:03 PM

Anthony Mantha is looking to earn an opening game roster spot after getting into 10 games with Detroit in 2015-16.

Mantha had two goals and an assist in that 10-game span. He also scored 21 goals and 45 points in 60 AHL contests. "I just focus on those 10 games last year," Mantha said. "This summer, that was a motivation for me. The goal is to play more, to make the team. I had a great summer of training off-ice, on-ice. I've been skating with these guys for probably two or three weeks now. I'm ready for camp and I just can't wait to get started." He's not a sure thing to make the team, but if he does he'll be worth keeping an eye on.
Sep 16 - 9:18 AM

Anthony Mantha will have to stand out to land a roster spot with Detroit.

The Red Wings signed UFAs Frans Nielsen, Thomas Vanaek and Steve Ott as well as re-signed Drew Miller and Darren Helm, so it's tighter up front than it would have been. Mantha is exempt from waivers so he will have to impress for Detroit to make room for him.
Aug 6 - 9:23 AM

Anthony Mantha is expected to get every opportunity to make Detroit's roster going into the 2016-17 season.

He had two goals and one assist in 10 games with the Red Wings last year along with 45 points in 60 contests with Grand Rapids of the AHL. Mantha was also great in the Calder Cup Playoffs with 11 points in nine matches. Tyler Bertuzzi is projected to get a long look at training camp as well.
Jun 21 - 9:03 AM

Anthony Mantha is back with the Grand Rapids Griffins.

He was sent down on Sunday. Mantha picked up two goals and one assist in 10 games with Detroit. He has 21 markers and 45 points in 56 contests in the minors this campaign.
Apr 11 - 4:25 PM

Anthony Manthan and Teemu Pulkkinen will be scratched from Saturday's tilt with the Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

Mantha finishes his 10 game salvo with a goal and three points along with 18 shots on net. But he was far more impressive than that. Pulkkinen meanwhile posted just six goals and 12 points through 36 games, disappointing many.
Apr 9 - 12:07 PM

Anthony Mantha will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins.

The 21-year-old has two goals and one assist in 10 games this season. Teemu Pulkkinen and Brendan Smith will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 7 - 7:15 PM

Anthony Mantha will sit out Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers

Mantha, Teemu Pulkkinen and and Brendan Smith will be scratches in Wednesday's big game with major playoff implications. Mantha had dressed in 10 games, scoring two and adding a helper. Smith will miss his fifth straight while Pulkkinen will sit for the 11th game in a row.
Apr 6 - 7:58 PM

Anthony Mantha scored his first career goal in his fifth NHL game on Thursday night, a 4-3 win over Montreal.

Mantha, a notorious sniper through his junior career, could be lighting the lamp quite often if he can discover his scoring touch at the NHL level. As for his fantasy status, we need more of a sample before determining whether he can be a contributor you can count on. He has two points in five games with Detroit.
Mar 24 - 10:34 PM

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4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
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4Riley Sheahan
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D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Alexey Marchenko
8Dan Renouf
9Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Edward Pasquale