Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Detroit
Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha of the Val-d’Or Foreurs is the CHL
Player of the Week for the week ending October 13 after recording 10
points in just two games scoring five goals and five assists with a
plus-minus rating of plus-7.
Mantha exploded offensively recording back-to-back five-point games
helping the Foreurs earn a pair of victories last week to extend their
winning streak to five straight games. On Friday night Mantha scored
twice and added three assists as first star of a 6-4 win over the
Drummondville Voltigeurs, then netted a hat-trick with two assists on
Saturday as first star of a 6-5 overtime win over the Sherbrooke
Mantha, a 19-year-old from Longueuil, Quebec, is playing in his third
QMJHL season with the Foreurs. A first round pick of the Red Wings,
selected 20th overall in 2013, Mantha just recently signed an
NHL entry-level contract and currently leads the QMJHL in scoring with
16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points in just nine games.
Also considered for the award this week was Toronto Maple Leafs
prospect and OHL Top Scorer Connor Brown with three goals and four
assists for seven points in three games, while Matt Pufahl of the
Everett Silvertips scored four goals with two assists for six points in
four games last week.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)