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Anthony Mantha Profile


Anthony Mantha
Ht/Wt: 6' 4'/190 lbs
Position: LW
Team: Val-d’Or (QMJHL)



Anthony Mantha's Player Profile

Mantha made significant strides over the last year, aided by his late birthdate, which gave him an extra year of development. He is a well above-average skater for a big man. He picks up speed quickly, with a certain smoothness in his skating technique. That skating ability, combined with his 6'4" frame, makes him an intriguing physical package. He does possess some skill, but he is more of a good thinker than a fancy puck handler. He can slow the game down, and he exhibits good calmness, often finding the right plays to make with the puck. He shows above-average ability as a passer. He is a top-end finisher, possessing a bullet shot. When he gets an opportunity to one-time a puck, he winds up high, delivering a lot of weight through the shot. He could use some work defensively, as he is not the most physical of players, but he will bump opponents along the boards.
Submitted by: Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus. Click here for Pronman's draft rankings

Brings a tantalizing combination of size and scoring ability… Has the ability to dominate games when he’s playing to his potential… Needs to improve his consistency and compete level… Only shows flashes of physicality for a player of his size… Will be difficult for teams to pass on to this point.
Submitted by: The Scouting Report

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