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Maurice Mantha

Maurice Mantha

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: January 21, 1961
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Lakewood, OH, United States
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: WIN / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (23rd overall)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Winnipeg to complete transaction that sent Randy Carlyle to Winnipeg (March 5, 1984), May 1, 1984. Traded to Edmonton by Pittsburgh with Craig Simpson, Dave Hanna and Chris Joseph for Paul Coffey, Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp, November 24, 1987. Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for Keith Acton, January 22, 1988. Traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota for Toronto's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Pat MacLeod) in 1989 Entry Draft, December 8, 1988. Claimed by Winnipeg from Philadelphia in Waiver Draft, October 2, 1989. Traded to Philadelphia by Winnipeg for future considerations, February 27, 1992.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday