Detroit Red Wings Sign Forward Anthony Mantha to Four-Year Contract

Detroit Red Wings right winger Anthony Mantha in 2019. Photo by Richard Ulreich/CSM/Shutterstock (10163484e)

The Detroit Red Wings have announced that they are keeping Anthony Mantha, locking the 26-year-old forward up for four years.

The new four-year deal is worth $22.8 million, which clearly shows that Detroit general manager and former Red Wings star player Steve Yzerman sees Mantha as an important player for the future of the team. It’s also the first time Yzerman has given any player more than a two-year deal since he became the Red Wings general manager in April 2019.

Mantha was drafted by Detroit and has played all five of his seasons in the NHL with the team. Despite being hampered by injuries and playing only 43 games last season, Mantha was very effective, scoring 16 goals and registering 22 assists.

In the 2018-2019 Season, Mantha had a career-high 25 goals.

The Red Wings are rebuilding and Mantha will undoubtedly be a key piece in the process. The four-year contract allows him to avoid free agency in two years and use the full four years to prove his worth.

Detroit also recently signed another forward, Tyler Bertuzzi, who was given a $3.5 million, one-year deal after arbitration.