Prospect News: Mantha Mania

Anthony Mantha - Jennifer Leigh Photography

Today, Antony Mantha was named to the Canadian Juniors team, to the surprise of no one.

Anthony Mantha

# Name Pos Team Leauge GP G A Pts +/- PIM
8 Anthony Mantha F Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 28 30 32 62 +12 32

Since we last met, Mantha has played 8 games and has 8 goals, 5 assists, 6PIM, and was named 1st star of the game twice and 2nd star of the game once. He also played in the Subway Super Series and

He leads the QMJHL in points (62) and goals (30) in 28 games played. Fun tidbit: Jonathan Drouin (2013 3rd overall pick) who is 2nd in QMJHL scoring, has 47 points (15G 32A) in only 21 games played.

1G (PP) and 1st star of the game in a 4-2 win

1G (EV) 1A (EV) and 2nd star of the game in a 5-4 win

1A (EV) in a 4-2 loss

1A (EV) in a 4-2 loss

1G (EV) in a 4-0 win

1G (EV), 4 PIM (Hooking and high sticking) in a 5-3 win

1G(PP), 1A(EV), and was a +3 in a 6-2 win

3G (1SH, 1EV, 1PP), 2 PIM (goalie interference) and was the 1st star of the game in a 6-1 win.

I've been able to watch video of quite a few Mantha goals by now, and I've noticed that an awful lot of them seem to be coming from the same area, and in a similar manner. If you watch the videos below, you'll see on quite a few of his goals he's near the net on the goalie's left and has pretty much an open net when he gets the puck. It seems like maybe other teams would be catching on by now, but if he tries to rely on the same type of move or goal repeatedly in the AHL and NHL, he'll find that the other teams catch on quicker than the players in the Q. Just something I've noticed and will be keeping an eye on in the future. That kind of move also won't work nearly as often at the pro level, because the defense is much better and won't be leaving him alone, unguarded, or unchallenged, nearly as often. It's something to keep an eye on at least.

Check out his goal highlights on youtube and see if you notice the same thing.

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One of our WiiM'ers had the chance to watch Mantha play, and these are his in person observation.

Anthony Mantha's size, athleticism drew Detroit Red Wings' attention - In the Pipeline

A 50-goal and 89-point season from Anthony Mantha caught the eye of many NHL scouts and raised the stock of the wing from Longueuil, Quebec.

Subway Super Series

Russia vs QMJHL game 1 Box Score Mantha 1G (GWG) 1A +3 2 PIM

(Video) Anthony Mantha's late goal leads QMJHL past Russia in 2014 Subway Super Series

Anthony Mantha's goal late in the third period gave the QMJHL a 3-2 win against Russia on Monday in the opening game of the Subway Super Series.

Anthony Mantha's Heads up goal for QMJHL vs Russia - YouTube
11.20.2013

Anthony Mantha's Takes the hit and Turns on the Jets for the Scoring Chance QMJHL vs Russia - YouTube
Detroit Red Wings Prospect

2:1 Goal Anthony Mantha (QMJHL - Russia) Subway Super Series 2013. Game 2. - YouTube
Subway Super Series 2013. Game 2. Sherbrooke, QC, November 20, 2013 Team QMJHL 4 : 3 Team Russia 2:1 Goal Anthony Mantha, (Jonathan Drouin, Charles Hudon)

2:3 Winning goal Anthony Mantha (Russia - QMJHL) Subway Super Series 2013. Game 1. - YouTube
Subway Super Series 2013. Game 1. Gatineau, QC, November 18, 2013 Team Russia 2 : 3 Team QMJHL 2:3 Goal Anthony Mantha (Jonathan Drouin, Charles Hudon), 55:53

Anthony Mantha Game Winning Goal vs Russia- Super Series (11/18/13) - YouTube

Anthony Mantha Goal Slick Feed From Jonathan Drouin- Super Series (11/20/13) - YouTube

Subway Super Series QMJHL vs Russia game 2
Anthony Mantha 1 goal and 2 PIM

▶ Anthony Mantha Hat Trick vs Acadie-Bathurst (12/1/13) - YouTube
Anthony Mantha Hat Trick vs Acadie-Bathurst All Goals (12/1/13) Highlights


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