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Anthony Mantha

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1994 (25 years old)

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada

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6 ft 5 in (196 cm)

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225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)

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Detroit Red Wings

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Anthony Mantha (born September 16, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Mantha was drafted 20th overall by the Red Wings in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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On October 12, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings signed Mantha to a three-year entry-level contract.

Mantha began the 2014–15 season on the injured reserve list, after fracturing his right tibia on September 15, during a game at the Traverse City Prospect Tournament. It was announced he would be out for six to eight weeks. He made his professional debut for the Grand Rapids Griffins on November 14, 2014, in a game against the Texas Stars. He became the second-highest Detroit draft pick to play for the Griffins, behind only Jakub Kindl (19th overall in 2005). In his second AHL game, also against the Texas Stars, he scored his first professional goal against Jussi Rynnäs.

On February 17, 2016, Mantha recorded his first career hat-trick in a game against the Milwaukee Admirals.

On March 14, 2016, Mantha was recalled by the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to being recalled, he ranked third on the Griffins in scoring with 21 goals and 24 assists in 56 games. He made his NHL debut the following day in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. On March 24, he scored first career NHL goal against Ben Scrivens of the Montreal Canadiens. On April 10, he was returned to the Griffins. Mantha played 10 games for the Red Wings, recording two goals, one assist and 18 shots on goal while averaging 11:42 time on ice.

On November 11, 2016, Mantha was recalled by the Red Wings. Prior to being recalled, he was tied for the AHL lead in goals with eight goals in 10 games. He also led the Griffins in points (10), power-play goals (4) and shots (34).

On October 5, 2017, Mantha scored the first goal at Little Caesars Arena, with an assist from captain Henrik Zetterberg. On March 31, 2019, Mantha recorded his first career NHL hat-trick in a game against the Boston Bruins.

On October 6, 2019, Mantha scored four goals in Detroit's 2019–20 home opener against the Dallas Stars, including a natural hat-trick. He became the second player in franchise history to score four or more goals in a home opener, and the first since John Sorrell in 1933. He also became the 23rd different player in franchise history with a four-goal game, and the first since Johan Franzén in 2011. Mantha was named NHL's Second Star of the Week on October 8, 2019.

In 2012, Mantha represented team Canada at the IIHF World U18 Championship, where he won a bronze medal. Mantha recorded one goal in seven games.

In 2014, Mantha represented team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Mantha was the leading-scorer for Canada, recording five goals and six assists in seven games, and was named to the 2014 WJC All-Star Team.

On April 29, 2019, Mantha was named to the Team Canada roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship held in Slovakia. He helped Canada progress through to the playoff rounds before losing the final to Finland to finish with the Silver Medal on May 26, 2019. Mantha finished the tournament, tied first alongside Mark Stone, with 14 points in 9 games and was selected as a top 3 player for Canada.


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