Red Wings sign Anthony Mantha to two-year contract

By @MichaelCaples –

The Red Wings and Anthony Mantha have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract.

Detroit announced today that they have officially signed Mantha, 23, to a new contract.

Mantha, the team’s first-round pick in 2013, wrapped up his second full season with the Wings in 2017-18, recording 48 points in 80 games.

In 150 total NHL contests, Mantha has recorded 43 goals and 44 assists for 87 total points.

He was the No. 20 overall pick in 2013 after posting 89 points in 67 games with the QMJHL’s Val d’Or Foreurs. In his final junior season following his draft selection, Mantha recorded 120 points in only 57 games.

He spent two seasons skating primarily with the Grand Rapids Griffins, logging points totals of 33 in 2014-15 and 45 in 2015-16.

Detroit re-signed Andreas Athanasiou on July 5; Dylan Larkin is their last remaining restricted free agent in need of a new contract.