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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 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

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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

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.
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

Top prospect Anthony Mantha will have a difficult time making the Red Wings' roster out of training camp.

He had a mediocre season with Grand Rapids of the AHL in 2014-15 due in part to a slow recovery from a broken leg. No matter the reason, Mantha has now fallen behind other Detroit prospects Dylan Larkin and Teemu Pulkkinen on the depth chart and according to GM Ken Holland is not likely to crack the Wings' lineup anytime soon. "Realistically, I think it’s going to be a struggle for him to make the team," Holland said. "I use the word "earn the jersey." You've got to come in and take a job. We probably got 14, 15, 16 forwards we think can legitimately fight for a spot on the team. I’m not even sure if Anthony is in that group." Doesn't sound like 2015-16 will be Mantha's breakout season.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 09:43:00 AM

According to Damien Cox of Sportsnet, Detroit Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha is available.

The 20-year-old was believed to be unavailable a little while ago, but after a difficult season in the AHL in 2014-15, it sounds like the Red Wings are willing to part ways with him for the right price. Mantha was the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Mantha broke his leg during the team's rookie camp in September and he admitted it took him some time before he felt like himself again. He finished his first AHL season with 15 goals and 18 assists in 62 games.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Henrik Zetterberg
3Riley Sheahan
4Luke Glendening
LW1Dylan Larkin
2Tomas Tatar
3Brad Richards
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Darren Helm
4Tomas Jurco
5Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Alexey Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek