The Detroit Red Wings on Saturday agreed to terms with forward Anthony Mantha, their first-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, on a three-year entry-level contract. No financial terms were disclosed.
Mantha, 19, was the 20th player taken in this year's draft. He was the only 50-goal scorer in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season while playing with the Val d'Or Foreurs and leads the QMJHL with 23 points (13 goals) in eight games this season. The 6-foot-5, 204-pound native of Longueuil, Quebec, has 83 goals and 158 points in 139 major junior games.
I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.
— Rangers general manager Glen Sather after being asked if he's constructed a team that can win the Stanley Cup before their 4-1 win against the Predators on Monday