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Anthony Mantha | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (19) / 9/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190

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The Detroit Red Wings are extremely high on 19-year-old forward Anthony Mantha and will give him an opportunity to win a spot on one of their two top lines at their next training camp.
The left winger was the Wings' first-round draft pick in 2013. He scored 81 goals in 81 games last season (57 regular season, 24 playoffs) in junior hockey. If Mantha doesn't impress the Wings enough to allow him to start next season with them, they will send him to AHL Grand Rapids for for an introduction to pro hockey. Jul 26 - 9:27 AM

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Anthony Mantha is the headliner at the Wings' development camp currently ongoing at Traverse City Michigan.

Mantha, the Candian Hockey League's Player of the Year, had an outstanding 2013-14 season scoring 57 goals and registering 120 points in 75 games with Val d'Or of the QMJHL. He has a legitimate chance to crack the Detroit lineup this upcoming season and could even start on one of the Wings' scoring lines. Keep an eye on him this week.
Jul 5 - 9:10 AM

Anthony Mantha has been selected as the Canadian Hockey League's player of the year.

Mantha had 57 goals, 63 assists, and 75 penalty minutes in 57 games with the QMJHL's Val d'Or Foreurs in 2013-14. Red Wings GM Ken Holland said Mantha will have a chance to earn a roster spot with Detroit during their 2014 training camp, but fantasy owners need to remember that the Red Wings usually like to give their prospects seasoning in the minors before allowing them to earn a permanent spot on their roster.
May 27 - 10:00 AM

Anthony Mantha's Val d'Or team was eliminated from the Memorial Cup with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings Friday night.

It ends a remarkable season for Mantha, who scored a goal per game this season in the QMJHL. He also registered four points in Val d'Or's four games in the Memorial Cup tournament. Mantha has a very good chance of cracking the Red Wings' roster next season and if he does, he could be a terrific sleeper pick. Mantha could be a consistent goal scorer at the NHL level, especially if he gets a chance to play beside either Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg. Don't forget about Mantha on draft day.
May 24 - 11:25 AM

Anthony Mantha's goal lifted the Val d'Or Foreurs to 1-0 victory over the London Knights in the opening game of the Memorial Cup on Friday night.

The Red Wings' first-round pick from the 2013 draft is having a special season in major junior hockey. On Friday night, he helped his team win their most important game of the season so far. Val D'Or are are vying for the most coveted trophy in Canadian major junior hockey and they got off to a good start. Mantha has averaged a goal in each game he's played for the Foreurs during the 2013-14 season, with 82 in 82 contests.
May 16 - 10:17 PM

Anthony Mantha will lead Val-d'Or into the 2014 Memorial Cup tournament.

He amassed 24 goals in 24 playoff games to help the Foreurs claim the QMJHL championship. His play already has the Detroit Red Wings salivating and he could be in the NHL as early as next season. "I always like 6-feet-5 guys who can score goals," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "We haven't had this kind of prospect in the nine years I've been here." Mantha is definitely a prospect to keep an eye on, but don't be surprised if he plays in the AHL for most of the 2014-15 campaign.
May 15 - 11:47 AM

Anthony Mantha is expected to get every opportunity to make the Red Wings' 2014-15 squad.

"He's going to get a chance to make our team," GM Ken Holland said. "He'll play five or six or seven exhibition games, and if he belongs in the NHL, we'll put him in." Mantha was taken with the 20th pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He didn't end up making his debut with Detroit in 2013-14, but he was dominant in the QMJHL with 57 goals, 120 points, and 75 penalty minutes in 57 contests.
May 11 - 9:12 AM

Anthony Mantha registered a hat trick to help lead Canada to a 7-2 win over Germany to open the 2014 World Junior Championships.

The Detroit Red Wings prospect has been a scoring machine in the QMJHL this season, with a league-leading 35 goals and 73 points in 32 games with the Val-d'Or Foreurs. Tampa Bay draft pick Jonathan Drouin collected three assists in the contest, while Derrick Pouliot (PIT) and Connor McDavid earned a pair of helpers each. 2014 top prospect Sam Reinhart notched a goal and an assist in the game. Canada will play the Czech Republic on Saturday next.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 12:45:00 PM

Anthony Mantha is excited to make his preseason debut Monday night.

"It's been incredible because a few years ago I was watching these guys play," Mantha said. "It's been real exciting. I've never lived this, so I'm living this moment (right now) and just playing the way I should and I'll keep playing that way until the end." He'll get to face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. Mantha accounted for three goals at the Traverse City prospects tournament, so he's already turned some heads and he can continue trending in the right direction with productive play during the exhibition schedule. He's expected to return to the junior ranks this campaign.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 05:52:00 PM

Detroit first-round pick Anthony Mantha will likley not play in the NHL until the 2016-17 season.

The budding power forward will need time to develop and the Wings are just the team to give him that time. That said, when he is ready, Mantha could be a monster. He was the only player drafted Sunday who scored 50 goals this past season and he is a solid skater in a 6'4", 200 pound frame. Keep an eye on his progress.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Anthony Mantha has been selected by the Detroit Red Wings with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 draft.

Mantha led the QMJHL in goals in 2012-13 with 50 to go along with 89 points in 67 games played. He has a natural scoring ability that teams covet, which will likely get him to the NHL faster than his overall play might warrant. He doesn't need much time and space to get his shot off thanks to his lightning-quick release. However, there are concerns about his lack of intensity and fight in the defensive end. He doesn't use his 6'4 frame to his advantage and absolutely needs to become more physical if he's to succeed in the pros. Moreover, he needs to raise his compete level in the defensive zone as he often takes the easy way out, which results in opponent’s counter chances. Nonetheless, his ability to score goals may mask his deficiencies in other areas of his game. Detroit tends to take their time with their prospects though.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 05:09:00 PM

Anthony Mantha had a goal and two assists in Val-d'Or's 5-4 loss to Rouyn-Noranda.

Mantha has 16 goals and 43 points in 31 QMJHL games this season. He's on a three-game point streak.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 09:35:00 PM

Anthony Mantha scored a goal in Val-d'Or's 3-1 loss to Gatineau on Saturday.

Mantha is riding a three-game goal scoring streak. With his goal on Saturday, he's become one of just seven players to have already reached the 50-point mark in the QMJHL this season.
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 06:40:00 PM

Anthony Mantha had a goal and an assist in Val-d'Or's 5-3 victory over Blainville-Boisbriand.

Mantha has 27 goals and 22 assists in 33 QMJHL games this season. He's just two points shy of his 2011-12 rookie total.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 10:19:00 PM

Anthony Mantha leads the QMJHL in goals scored.

Mantha has found the back of the net 25 times in just 26 games. He's currently riding a five-game goal scoring streak and has scored eight times in that span.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 04:01:00 PM

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C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Gustav Nyquist
3Tomas Tatar
4Drew Miller
5Daniel Cleary
6Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Daniel Alfredsson
3Justin Abdelkader
4Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson