By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2016-17 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Anthony Mantha.
Anthony Mantha worked diligently last offseason to add about seven pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-5 frame while not losing anything in terms of speed.
Although Mantha did not make the team out of training camp, an injury forced the team to recall him in November and Mantha never looked back.
Mantha projects to be a 20-goal scorer or better in a full 82-game schedule.
17 - Mantha finished the season with 17 goals, which was 11th among rookies. Toronto's Auston Matthews was first with 40, Winnipeg's Patrik Laine was second with 36 and Carolina's Sebastian Aho was third with 24.
36 - Mantha was also ranked 11th among rookies in points with 36. Toronto's Connor Brown and Nikita Zaitsev also recorded 36 points but did so in 82 games.
60 - After playing in 10 games during the 2015-16 season, Mantha played in 60 this past season. Mantha was called up Nov. 11 after his friend Andreas Athanasiou suffered a knee injury against the Vancouver Canucks.
2 - Mantha tied Athanasiou for the team lead in overtime goals with two. Mantha scored his game-winners on Dec. 29 at Ottawa and March 21 at Montreal. Mantha was first among rookies with the two overtime goals.
10 - Mantha finished the season tied for seventh among rookies in plus-minus at plus-10. Columbus' Lukas Sedlak, Tampa Bay's Jake Dotchin and Chicago's Nick Schmaltz were also plus-10. The leader in that category among rookies was Michigan native Zach Werenski, the Blue Jackets defenseman who was plus-17.
5 - Mantha fractured his finger during a fight with Tampa Bay's Luke Witkowski on March 30, which forced him to miss the final five games of the season. Mantha also had five fighting majors this past season.
54.4 - Mantha's Corsi For percentage (at even strength, the team controlled the puck more when Mantha was on the ice) was the highest among the Wings who played in more than 10 games. No doubt that had a bit to do with playing a lot with captain Henrik Zetterberg, whose Corsi For was second among regulars at 52.2 percent.