September 16, 1994|
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||234 lb (106 kg; 16 st 10 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
20th overall, 2013|
Detroit Red Wings
Anthony Mantha-Pronovost (born September 16, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Mantha was drafted 20th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
As a youth, Mantha played in the 2007 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Collège-Français Rive-Sud minor ice hockey team. He was drafted 76th overall in the 2010 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Val-d'Or Foreurs.
During the 2010–11 season, Mantha made his QMJHL debut in December, appearing in two games with Val-d'or, spending most of the season with the College Charles-Lemoyne Riverains in Quebec's midget AAA league.
During the 2011–12 season, Mantha played in 63 games for Val-d'or in his first full year in the QMJHL. Mantha finished with 22 goals and 29 assists.
During the 2012–13 season, Mantha was Val-d'or's second leading scorer, behind Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Anton Zlobin, in his second season with the club. He led the QMJHL with 50 goals and had 39 assists in 67 games and was plus-21. Mantha was rewarded for his outstanding play by being invited to participate in the 2013 CHL Top Prospects Game, and being named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team.
During the 2013–14 season, Mantha played in 57 games for Val-d'or and led the QMJHL in scoring, finishing with 57 goals and 63 assists. Mantha was awarded the first star of the month for September, where he recorded 14 points in five games, including four goals and an assist in a game against the Quebec Remparts on September 28. Mantha was awarded the first star of the month for October, where he recorded 25 points in 10 games. Mantha recorded back-to-back five-point games on October 11 and 12 against the Sherbrooke Phoenix and Drummondville Voltigeurs. In total, Mantha registered seven games of two points or more. Mantha was rewarded for his outstanding play by earning the Jean Béliveau Trophy as the top scorer in the QMJHL, the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the QMJHL, and the CHL Player of the Year.
During the playoffs, Mantha was the leading scorer for Val-d'or, recording 24 goals and 14 assists in 24 games. Mantha was awarded the CHL player of the week for the playoff period ending May 13, after recording 11 points in the final five games of the QMJHL Finals. Mantha scored the game-winning goal with 52 seconds remaining in the third period of game seven to defeat Baie-Comeau Drakkar and win the President's Cup.
Detroit Red Wings
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 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.
On November 3, 2020, the Red Wings signed Mantha to a four-year, $22.8 million contract.
|World U18 Championships|
|2012 Czech Republic|
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 for first in scoring alongside Mark Stone, with 14 points in 9 games and was selected as a top 3 player for Canada.
Anthony's older sister, Elizabeth Mantha, became one of the first 10 female officials in American Hockey League history in October, 2021, when she refereed the Laval Rocket vs. Rochester Americans game in Laval, Quebec.
Regular season and playoffs
|2014–15||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||62||15||18||33||64||16||2||2||4||16|
|2015–16||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||60||21||24||45||32||9||4||7||11||8|
|2015–16||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||10||2||1||3||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||10||8||2||10||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||60||17||19||36||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||80||24||24||48||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||67||25||23||48||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||43||16||22||38||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2020–21||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||42||11||10||21||17||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievements
|CHL Top Prospects Game||2013|||
|CHL Player of the Year||2013–14|||
|QMJHL Second All-Star Team||2012–13|||
|QMJHL First All-Star Team||2013–14|||
|Jean Béliveau Trophy||2013–14|
|Michel Brière Memorial Trophy||2013–14|
|WJC All-Star Team||2014|||
Mantha holds or shares a number of individual junior records:
- Three fastest goals in one period by one player (2:56).
- Most goals by a rookie in one game, away (3).
- Most points by a rookie in one game, away (4).
- Most goals by a player in one period (3).
- Most shorthanded goals by a player in one game (2).
- Most shorthanded goals by a player in one season (5).
- Most consecutive games with at least one point in one season (23).
- Most playoff games by a player in one post-season (24).
- Most playoff goals by a rookie in one game (2).
- Most playoff goals by a player in one game (3).
- Most shorthanded goals by a player in one post-season (2).
- Most career playoff assists by a player, away (15).
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 6, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
- Forbes, Kevin (January 16, 2013). "2013 CHL Top Prospects Game: Mantha climbing ranks with his sniper's touch". Hockey's Future. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
- "The Golden Puck Awards: an unforgettable evening!". QMJHL. April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
- Sotiropoulos, Photi (October 2, 2013). "Mantha, Auger and Clapperton named the TELUS three stars of the month of September". QMJHL. Archived from the original on October 8, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
- Sotiropoulos, Photi (November 1, 2013). "Mantha, Poirier and Marcoux named TELUS three stars of the month". QMJHL. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
- "Val-d'Or forward Mantha named QMJHL MVP". Sportsnet. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- Roose, Bill (May 24, 2014). "Mantha is named CHL player of the year". NHL. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
- "Foreurs' Anthony Mantha named CHL Player of the Week". CHL. May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
- Éthier, Vincent (May 13, 2014). "The Val-d'Or Foreurs are crowned QMJHL Champions". QMJHL. Archived from the original on May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
- Kujawa, Kyle (October 12, 2013). "Wings sign Mantha to entry-level contract". NHL. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
- "Red Wings prospect Mantha out with broken leg". NHL. September 18, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
- "Mantha Arrives". Grand Rapids Griffins. November 12, 2014. Archived from the original on November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
- "For An Encore". Grand Rapids Griffins. November 15, 2014. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
- "Mantha Among Boys". Grand Rapids Griffins. November 15, 2014. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
- Kujawa, Kyle (March 14, 2016). "Mantha called up from Grand Rapids". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
- Roose, Bill (March 15, 2016). "Red Wings to unveil Mantha in Philly". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
- Savage, Brendan (March 24, 2016). "Watch Red Wings rookie Anthony Mantha score first NHL goal". MLive. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
- Kujawa, Kyle (April 10, 2016). "Red Wings return Mantha to Griffins". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
- DiFilippo, Alex (November 11, 2016). "Red Wings recall Anthony Mantha". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
- "Trending: Red Wings tame Wild in front of raucous home crowd". Detroit Red Wings. October 5, 2017.
- Khan, Ansar (March 31, 2019). "Anthony Mantha's hat trick leads Red Wings to fifth win in row". MLive.com. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
- "Zibanejad leads 3 Stars of the Week". National Hockey League. October 8, 2019. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
- Kujawa, Kyle (November 3, 2020). "Red Wings sign Anthony Mantha to four-year deal". NHL.com. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
- Kujawa, Kyle (April 12, 2021). "Red Wings acquire Vrana, Panik, 1st and 2nd Rounders from Caps for Mantha". NHL.com. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
- Brown, Harrison (April 18, 2021). "Anthony Mantha Becomes First Player To Score A Goal In Each Of His First Four Games With Capitals". NoVa Caps. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
- "Anthony Mantha on his record-setting four-game goal streak with the Capitals: 'Feels good. Won't lie about it.'". RMNB. April 22, 2021. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
- Oland, Ian (December 13, 2022). "Alex Ovechkin scores hat trick on BlackHawks to hit 800 career goals". RMNB. Retrieved December 14, 2022.
- "23 CHL players win bronze with Canada at 2012 WU18". CHL. April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
- "Canada's National Junior Team finishes fourth at 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship". Hockey Canada. January 5, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- "Hockey Canada names 22 players to 2019 IIHF World Championship roster". Hockey Canada. April 29, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
- "Finland defeats Canada for Gold Medal at World Championship". The Sports Network. May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
- Cleveland, Amy (March 24, 2016). "Anthony Mantha's 1st NHL goal brings tears to grandfather's eyes". CBC Sports. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
- Sager, Neate (February 5, 2013). "NHL draft tracker: Anthony Mantha, Val-d'Or Foreurs". Yah! Sports. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- Kaplan, Emily. "Ten women on American Hockey League officiating roster this season".
- Morreale, Mike (January 15, 2013). "Top draft-eligible talent set for Prospects Game". NHL. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
- "The Golden Puck Awards: an unforgettable evening!". QMJHL. April 2, 2014. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- "Records". QMJHL. July 8, 2014. Archived from the original on April 27, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014.