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Anthony Mantha | Winger | #39

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 214
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (20) / DET
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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

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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.
Source: NHL.com
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.
Source: NHL.com
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

Coach Jeff Blashill liked what he saw during Anthony Mantha's debut on Tuesday.

"Mantha played really really well, I thought he showed really really well," Blashill said. "He must have had three or four either chances himself or created chances. He was really good. He kicked the one to the back door to Tatar, it got on his feet." He was credited with four shots on goal against Philadelphia, but he didn't pick up a point. Still, he will probably be back with Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar on Thursday versus Columbus.
Mar 17 - 7:59 AM

Anthony Mantha will play on Tuesday night alongside Pavel Datsyuk.

Tomas Tatar rounded out the trio during the morning skate. Mantha will be making his NHL debut on Tuesday versus Philadelphia.
Mar 15 - 1:11 PM

Anthony Mantha has been summoned from the minors by Detroit.

He has tallied 21 goals and 45 points in 56 games this season with Grand Rapids of the AHL. It looks like Mantha will get a chance to make his NHL debut on Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Mar 14 - 12:45 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have reduced their training camp roster to 27 players.

Heading to the AHL are: Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou, Louis-Marc Aubry, Tyler Bertuzzi, Colin Campbell, Zach Nastasiuk, Tomas Nosek, Eric Tangradi, Nick Jensen, Robbie Russo and Ryan Sproul. The team also announced that goaltender Jake Patterson will be sent to the ECHL, while Mark Zengerle and Scott Czarnowczan were released from his professional tryout. Mantha, 21, was Detroit's first round pick in 2013. He had 15 goals and 33 points in 62 games in the AHL last season.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 02:07:00 PM

Anthony Mantha potted a goal for the Red Wings, who edged the Maple Leafs on Saturday night 2-1 in their preseason finale.

He scored late in the second period while on the man advantage. Mantha disappointed last season with 15 goals and 33 points 62 AHL games, but the 2013 first-round pick remains supremely talented and very much a part of the Red Wings’ future, just not right away this season. Andreas Athanasiou picked up the other goal. Petr Mrazek made 28 saves.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:52:00 PM

Anthony Mantha admitted that last year was a learning experience for him.

"Last season I couldn't practice with the guys, couldn't play in the scrimmages. Having the chance this year is a big difference," said Mantha, who fractured his left tibia during the NHL Prospects Tournament a year ago and missed the first two months of the regular season. "For sure I learned a lot. It was a learning process throughout the year. I talked a lot with Blash (coach Jeff Blashill), watched a lot of video, so this year it's like a fresh start and I know what I need to do."
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 10:14:00 AM

Anthony Mantha called last year a learning experience under then-AHL coach Jeff Blashill, now the Red Wings’ NHL coach.

Mantha broke his leg in the prospects tournament, and didn’t return until November. He then put up 15 goals and 33 points, disappointing when compared to his expectations. The front office has told him to emulate the work ethic of a third-year Red Wing. "Like Kenny (general manager Holland) said a few days ago, I think (Luke) Glendening is the one we need to look the most at only because he works hard in practice and games and he competes his heart out," Mantha said.
Source: MLive.com
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 07:40:00 PM

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill thinks the expectations for Anthony Mantha were too high last season.

Mantha was coming off of a 120-point campaign in the QMJHL and went on to record 15 goals and 33 points in 62 AHL contests in 2014-15. "He got hurt two times during the season, and that made it difficult on him — especially at the beginning of the year, when you are establishing good habits," Blashill said in Mantha's defense. "And then right before the playoffs, in June." Blashill thinks that Mantha has the potential to be a great player, but he needs time to develop good habits in terms of how hard he's working. Mantha was so dominant at the junior level that he could get away with certain things, so now he has to adjust to a higher level that will ultimately hold him to a different standard. Mantha isn't expected to make Detroit out of training camp.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 08:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Riley Sheahan
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Steve Ott
6Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Darren Helm
5Tomas Jurco
6Johan Franzen
7Joe Vitale
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Alexey Marchenko
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard