Anthony Mantha, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 200

Born: 1994-09-06

Hometown: Longueuil, Quebec

Drafted: 2013 by Detroit Red Wings, 20th overall








March 2014- Anthony Mantha had an outstanding season posting an astounding 57 goals in 57 games played and topped it off with another 63 assists to record a total of 120 points. Mantha has already won the QMJHL scoring title and for his efforts this season he is also a finalist for the Michel-Briere Trophy for most valuable player and the Paul-Dumont trophy for personality of the year.

It looks like the post season isn't going to slow Mantha down either as he has already amassed one goal and four assists helping stake Val'dor out to a three to nothing lead in their best of seven series versus Acadie-Bathurst. Mantha has Poolies drooling over his potential but the concern as there always is with Detroit prospects is how long are we going to have to wait for them to give him a chance? If there is a prospect in their system that they make an exception for you can bet it would be a player of Mantha's size and skill set. Travis Watson

March 2014- Mantha is scoring at an astounding rate averaging a goal per game and needs just two more goals in the final three games to finish the year at that pace. It is an incredible feat to score at that rate and it hasn't just come out of no where as this is Mantha's second consecutive year eclipsing the 50 goal barrier. The only CHL prospect to do so in the past two seasons. Mantha sits eight points back in the CHL points scoring race to Erie Otters captain Connor Brown and seven goals behind Browns linemate Dane Fox for the goal scoring lead. It's very likely that Mantha would be the one being chased right now if it wasn't for his inclusion on Team Canada's WJHC roster but that's an opportunity if given the choice 1000 times you would do it every time. Mantha has a very bright future ahead of him and next stop is the 2014 QMJHL playoffs where he will hope to lead Val-d'Or to the President's Trophy. Travis Watson

January 2014 - Remaining in the Q, Red Wings’ prospect Anthony Mantha has been underperforming based on his lofty standards set early this season since returning from WJC action. The big scoring winger has just six points in the five games following the tournament and he has been held off of the gamesheet in two of those contests – a situation that happened only ONCE prior to the WJC (back on October 17th). As of January 24th, Mantha remains the current QMJHL scoring leader with 39 goals and 79 points in 37 contests. Brendan Ross


January 2014- Anthony Mantha was rightfully named a 2014 WJC First Team All-Star after finishing third in tournament scoring with five goals, six assists and 11 points through seven games. Mantha started the tournament as a bubble player to make the team and ended it as their leading scorer. He consistently showed game in and game out that he is game breaker with his dynamic goal scoring abilities and after this tournament has us even more excited about his future with the Red Wings. Mantha will head back to Val-d’Or where he will look to pick up where he left off and help lead the Foreurs to a hopeful  long playoff run. Amazingly, he still holds a 12 point lead in the QMJHL scoring race and sits just eight points back for the CHL scoring lead. Travis Watson


December 2013- Mantha took the early scoring lead at the 2014 World Junior Championships when he recorded an opening day hat trick helping lead Canada to a 7-2 win over Germany. Mantha and Canada will both hope for his goal scoring ways to continue in hopes of returning to the podium after a one year absence. Travis Watson

December 2013 - Anthony Mantha is one of 13 forwards selected to the Canadian Under-20 World Junior roster for the upcoming Championships in Malmo, Sweden. After speculation that Mantha was a "bubble player" nearing the end of camp, the high scoring Quebec leaguer stepped up his game in the first two pre-tournament games showcasing his deadly shooting skills and ability to use his large frame to dominate puck possession. Mantha will have a chance to really elevate his stock as Brent Sutter will likely utilize him on one of Canada's top two scoring lines, which means playing with either Jonathan Drouin or 16-year-old phenom Connor McDavid. Brendan Ross

December 2013- Fresh off another hat trick and QMJHL’s Third Star of the week, Anthony Mantha was named to Team Canada’s final selection camp and is certainly a lock to make the team. Mantha has a 15 point lead in the Q’s scoring race and has put up an astounding 80 goals in his last 101 games played. A feat that no other Junior hockey player can lay claim to. Team Canada will certainly be hoping that Mantha can continue his scorching pace and help lead Team Canada back to prominence. Travis Watson

November 2013- Mantha continues to impress game after game constantly racking up the points and having registered a point in all but one game to date. He's been incredible thus far scoring at a blistering pace with over a goal a game  with 24 goals in 23 games played and a total of 54 points. Surprisingly Mantha doesn't lead the CHL in scoring as he sits one back from the undrafted Mitch Holmberg of the Spokane Chiefs. It doesn't seem like Mantha intends on letting up and the only thing that may stop him from leading the CHL in scoring this season may be a trip to Malmo, Sweden where Mantha will look to take his scoring prowess and lead Canada to victory.

In game one of the Subway Super Series we were able to get a glimpse of what may be to come for the World Juniors as the line of Mantha, Drouin and Hudon was relentless in leading Team QMJHL to victory over the visiting Russians by a score of three to two. They combined to score all three goals with Mantha picking up the decisive game winner with the score deadlocked at 2 with just over 4 minutes left to play. Look for Mantha to get a look for top six duty possible manning the wing for the dazzling Drouin when Team Canada breaks camp and heads of to the 2014 World Junior Championships. Travis Watson

October 2013 - Anthony Mantha was named the QMJHL's First Star of the Week (ending October 13th) after potting five goals and 10 points in only two weekly games. Mantha is tearing it up in the QMJHL and is the heavy favourite to lead QMJHL, and maybe CHL, scoring. Brendan Ross

October 2013- Anthony Mantha is off to a scorching start to the season leading the QMJHL league in scoring with an impressive 23 points in eight games played to date. The Red Wings were ecstatic to have Mantha still on the board when they traded back in the draft and were still able to grab the drafts top goal scorer. With his strong start and stellar prospect tournament where he helped lead the Wings to the championship he has made a great impression on team brass and because of that Detroit signed him to a three-year entry-level contract. With this strong start and Mantha's ability level look for him to push for MVP this season! Travis Watson


June 2013 - In typical Detroit fashion, the Red Wings traded back from 18th to 20th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft to select 50 goal scorer Anthony Mantha of the Val d'Or Foreurs. Travis Watson


March 2013 - Anthony Mantha was named the QMJHL First Star of the Week (ending March 3rd) as he scored two goals upping his goal tally to 47 goals to lead all QMJHL players. Mantha has now improved his draft stock and is unanimously considered a first round talent by all major scouting services. Brendan Ross


February 2013 - Mantha continues to be productive and is up to 42 goals and 77 points in 55 games. He is making a strong case to be selected in the first round in June. Eric Dauost


December 2012 – Anthony Mantha is having an excellent draft year as he currently leads the QMJHL’s Val d’Or Foreurs with 29 goals and 52 points in just 35 games. He is a power forward who may need a few years of development but could be a top-six forward down the road. He is currently ranked 16th on Craig Button’s draft rankings.


Fantasy Outlook: B+

Good upside, but may need a couple of years before he is ready to help fantasy teams.



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Anthony L said:

... Another high offensive ceiling sniper nabbed later than he should have gone by Ken Holland & Co.
August 20, 2013
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