|Assets:||Is a natural goal-scoring talent with great size and instincts for putting the biscuit in the basket. For a big winger, he skates very well, too. Displays great hand/eye coordination. Can play either wing position.|
|Flaws:||Needs to work on his play at the defensive end of the rink and also his game-to-game consistency. Must fill out his big frame in order to maximize his scoring potential at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Big goal-scoring winger with good upside.|
|Canadian Major Junior||Player of the Year||2013-14|
|QMJHL||Jean Beliveau Trophy||2013-14|
|QMJHL||First All-Star Team||2013-14|
|QMJHL||Second All-Star Team||2012-13|
|10/12/2013||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/18/2013||Returned to his junior team (Val d'Or-QMJHL).|
|6/30/2013||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round (20th overall) in 2013.|
Mantha headliner at Wings' development camp | 07/05/2014 9:10 AM
NewsAnthony Mantha is the headliner at the Wings' development camp currently ongoing at Traverse City Michigan.
ImpactMantha, 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.
Anthony Mantha is CHL's player of the year | 05/27/2014 10:00 AM
NewsAnthony Mantha has been selected as the Canadian Hockey League's player of the year.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactMantha 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.
Mantha's season over as Val d'Or loses in OT | 05/24/2014 11:25 AM
NewsAnthony 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.
ImpactIt 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.
Anthony Mantha's goal comes up big at Mem Cup | 05/16/2014 10:17 PM
NewsAnthony Mantha's goal lifted the Val d'Or Foreurs to a massive 1-0 victory over the London Knights in the opening game of the Memorial Cup on Friday night.
ImpactThe Red Wings' first round pick from the 2013 season 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. The Val D'Or are well on their way to the most coveted trophy in Canadian minor league hockey, and he has 81 goal in 81 games in the 2013-14 season so far.
Anthony Mantha leads Val-d'Or to QMJHL title | 05/15/2014 11:47 AM
NewsAnthony Mantha will lead Val-d'Or into the 2014 Memorial Cup tournament.
ImpactHe 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.
Anthony Mantha will get a shot to make Wings | 05/11/2014 9:12 AM
NewsAnthony Mantha is expected to get every opportunity to make the Red Wings' 2014-15 squad.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactMantha 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.
Anthony Mantha nets hat trick in WJC debut | 12/26/2013 12:45 PM
NewsAnthony Mantha registered a hat trick to help lead Canada to a 7-2 win over Germany to open the 2014 World Junior Championships.
ImpactThe 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.
Anthony Mantha ready for exhibition play | 09/16/2013 5:52 PM
NewsAnthony Mantha is excited to make his preseason debut Monday night.
Impact"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.
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