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Anthony Mantha | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (20) / 9/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
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Anthony Mantha hasn't lived up to his own expectations in his first AHL campaign.
Mantha had 15 goals and 33 points in 62 contests with the Grand Rapids Griffins. For a player that had 120 points in 57 QMJHL games in 2013-14, this was obviously a very different kind of season. "I expected a lot more from myself," said Mantha. "It was a hard season to adapt, coming back from an injury." The injury is question was a fractured left tibia, which he sustained during the Traverse City prospects tournament. That cost him the opportunity to play alongside Pavel Datsyuk in training camp. Mantha still has a ton of upside and it wouldn't be at all surprising to see him do much better next season. May 29 - 10:10 AM

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Detroit GM Ken Holland described Anthony Mantha's first pro seasons as "a struggle."

"I think that Anthony Mantha is going through what many young players go through at AHL," Holland said. "They turn pro and have high expectations, and pro hockey fights back. Then young player has to deal with the adversity of not being as successful as quickly as you think you should be. I think adversity is a wonderful tool, and for a young player, it's easier to deal with in the AHL, when you're away from the spotlight." He had a fractured right tibia at the start of the season, but earned just 15 goals and 18 assists in 62 games with Grand Rapids. Mantha earned one assist in five games during the first round of the postseason and he saw limited minutes in the deciding match of the Griffins' best-of-five series against the Toronto Marlies. However, it's still far too early to worry about the 20-year-old forward.
May 6 - 3:41 PM

Anthony Mantha has been going through some growing pains in his first pro-season in the AHL.

"Mantha is learning he's got to compete harder to get space, because players are bigger and more organized," said Red Wings' GM Ken Holland. "I saw him Wednesday and, as the game wore on, he did some things to get some scoring chances, but the AHL is a great league. Mantha is going through what almost everyone goes through." The 20-year-old was Detroit's first round pick in 2013. After posting back-to-back 50-plus goal seasons in the QMJHL, Mantha has six goals and 13 points in 29 AHL games this season.
Jan 24 - 9:42 AM

Red Wings' super prospect Anthony Mantha is finding life in the AHL challenging so far.

Mantha scored two goals in his first four games with Grand Rapids but since then has registered a mere asisst in five contests. "I think I'm hard on myself right now," Mantha said. "It's not where I was expecting myself to be at. But I just need to work hard every game and I think even if it didn't go in tonight, I had a pretty good game." Mantha, who got a late start to his season due to a broken leg, is going to be a special player once he gets accustomed to the pace of professional hockey. Keep an eye on him.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Although the stat sheet won't show it, Anthony Mantha had a successful professional debut Friday night with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

Mantha did not register a point in the Griffins' 3-2 overtime win against Texas but he did hit two posts in the game and was dangerous in his 19 minutes of playing time. The 20-year-old phenom had been out of action since breaking his tibia on September 12th in rookie camp. Mantha was expected to challenge for a Wings' roster spot and will likely be called up to Detroit as soon as he has his timing and fitness in good shape. Mantha is a must add for those in dynasty leagues.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 09:49:00 AM

Anthony Mantha (fractured tibia) is slated to play on Friday in Grand Rapids.

He's been sidelined with a fractured right tibia since September when he was hurt at the prospects tournament. The contest will be his professional debut.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 10:21:00 AM

Anthony Mantha (fractured tibia) will head to Grand Rapids to get situated, according to Detroit GM Ken Holland.

He had been recovering in Detroit and is still on crutches, but the Red Wings will play six of their next eight games on the road. Holland wants Mantha to be around teammates and have more interactions while he gets better rather than spend time cooped up in a hotel room.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:22:00 AM

According to HNIC's Elliotte Friedman, the Sabres requested Anthony Mantha back from the Red Wings in a trade for Tyler Myers.

"The Red Wings stopped there," Friedman said. Perhaps the Red Wings would’ve considered if they were acquiring the Myers from a few years ago. As is, Mantha, the 20th pick in the 2013 draft, is loaded with potential, scoring 57 times and notching 120 points in the QMJHL last season. While Myers, 24, has been a shadow of the player he was his rookie season when he recorded 48 points.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 09:22:00 PM

Anthony Mantha has been placed on the non-roster injured reserve list.

Mantha fractured his right tibia and will probably be out until November. He's not likely to play for the Red Wings once he's healthy, although he does have a bright future ahead of him.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Anthony Mantha will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks due to a fractured right tibia.

He was injured Monday while playing in a rookie tournament game with Detroit's other prospects, but still finished the contest. "He's going to be in crutches for a while, take the weight off," said Red Wings GM Ken Holland. "We think somewhere around six weeks he should be back up and running and skating and from there playing. In the meantime we got lots of other people looking for opportunity." The 20th overall draft pick in 2013 was slated to compete for a roster spot at training camp, but this injury will prevent that from happening.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Anthony Mantha scored twice in the Red Wing rookies' 6-5 overtime win against the Blues' rookies Friday night.

Mantha is a pure goal scorer as his 107 goals over the last two seasons in junior hockey will attest. He is certainly one of the more exciting rookies to watch this fall but no matter how well he does in the Red Wings' training camp, Mantha is likely to start the season with Grand Rapids, Detroit's AHL affiliate. He needs to work on his defense before he can truly make an impact at the NHL level. When he does make it to the show, don't hestiate for a single minute before picking him up.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Anthony Mantha will be worth keeping on eye on during training camp.

While Mantha is far from a lock to make the team, he's one of the Red Wings' best prospects and is coming off of a great season in the QMJHL. For his part, Mantha recognizes that making the leap from the junior level straight to NHL is a big challenge. It helps that he's been bulking up to make the most of his imposing 6-foot-5 frame. He's up to 217 pounds and has been working on his defensive game. "Obviously, it's not perfect right now but I need to get better and better," Mantha said. "That's how you're going to become a pro."
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 04:30:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 09:27:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 09:10:00 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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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4Drew Miller
5Daniel Cleary
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3Tomas Jurco
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5Johan Franzen
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2Marek Zidlicky
3Danny DeKeyser
4Jonathan Ericsson
5Kyle Quincey
6Brendan Smith
7Jakub Kindl
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Petr Mrazek