Red Wings agree with Anthony Mantha on 2-year, $6.6 million contract

The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year, $6.6 million contract with Anthony Mantha.
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The Red Wings announced the move with the restricted free agent Wednesday, keeping the 23-year-old wing after he led the team with 24 goals last season.

Mantha had 48 points in 80 games last season. He has 43 goals and 44 assists in two-plus seasons with the Red Wings. Detroit drafted him 20th overall in 2013.

The Red Wings re-signed restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou last year with a two-year contract.

After moving to the OHL, it didn’t take him long to start scoring goals at a blistering pace. A wrist injury knocked him out of action for about a month, which cost him a chance at really padding his stats, but they still ended up pretty gaudy. Since Svechnikov missed chunks of his season due to injury and international team duty, he appeared in 44 of a possible 60 games with Josh Rosen Jersey the Barrie Colts last season.

Durham was contacted on a whim through facebook by team owner Ugo Bonvicini to see if he’d have any interest in Authentic Josh Rosen Jersey playing for his club. Bonvicini reached out to Durham not knowing that he’d spent four seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders.

I can assure you that if I knew he was the real Kris Durham I never write to him, Bonvicini said. Of course, who is so stupid to call an NFL player after four years contract to come here? It was impossible. No. So I didn’t know who he was.

However, Durham was interested in playing in Europe with the ability to see a new culture in the process so he agreed to play. He spent the last two years playing for the Panthers – a team that only pays anything at all to its American players – and it rekindled his love of football.

In the NFL, it’s a business, Durham said. You can be on one team one week and another team another week. Here, you’re here. You’re part of the team. You’re part of the brotherhood. It definitely brought me back to the sense and the love of the game.