Red Wings Send Anthony Mantha to Caps in 3-Player Deal

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What will the Red Wings Get in Return from the Anthony Mantha Trade? Why did the Washington Capitals decide to trade for Anthony Mantha?

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Red Wings Send Anthony Mantha to Caps in 3-Player Deal

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Anthony Mantha, Former Red Wings Star, Traded to Capitals in 3-Player Deal

Just hours before the NHL Trade Deadline was set to expire, it appeared that one lucky team received a star player. Pierre LeBrun (TSN) and Kevin Weekes (NHL Network) first reported that the Detroit Red Wings have traded RW Anthony Mantha to the Washington Capitals. Detroit will receive the following in return from Washington: RW Richard Panik, LW Jakub Vrana, 2021 1st round draft pick, and a 2022 2nd round selection.

Why Did the Red Wings Trade Anthony Mantha?

Detroit decided to trade Mantha because of the team’s rebuilding efforts. The Red Wings have not been to the playoffs since the 2015-2016 season. Meanwhile, the Capitals acquired Mantha to bolster the team’s offensive core along with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and T.J. Oshie. Most importantly, Mantha is seeking his first career appearance in the postseason.

What Was His Tenure with Detroit Like?

Anthony Mantha has spent his entire career with the Red Wings, dating back to the 2015-2016 season. In four of his six campaigns with Detroit, he has scored at least 15 goals per season. For the 2020-2021 season with the Red Wings, Mantha scored 11 goals along with 10 assists (21 points).

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The Players Involved in the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Deal

Capitals Receive-1 Player

RW Anthony Mantha

  • #20 Overall Pick by the Red Wings in the 2013 NHL Draft
  • Made NHL Debut for Detroit in 2015
  • Scored 2 Hat Tricks in his Career
  • Scored at least 15 Goals per Season in 4 of last six years
  • 95 NHL Goals
  • 99 NHL Assists
  • 194 NHL Points

Red Wings Receive-2 Players & 2 Draft Picks

RW Richard Panik

  • Selected in the 2nd Round by Lightning in the 2009 NHL Draft
  • Made NHL Debut for Tampa in 2012
  • Played for Lightning (2012-2014), Maple Leafs (2014-2015)…
  • …Blackhawks (2015-2017), Coyotes (2017-2019) & Capitals (2019-2021)
  • 4 Playoff Appearances: 2014 with Tampa, 2 with Chicago & 1 with Washington
  • Career Postseason Stats: 1 Goal and 4 Assists (5 Points)
  • 87 NHL Goals
  • 103 NHL Assists
  • 190 NHL Points

LW Jakub Vrana

  • #13 Overall Pick by Capitals in the 2014 Draft
  • Made NHL Debut for Washington in 2016
  • Won Stanley Cup in 2018
  • 3 Playoff Appearances: 2018-2020
  • Career Postseason Stats: 3 Goals and 5 Assists (8 Points)
  • 76 NHL Goals
  • 81 NHL Assists
  • 157 NHL Points

2021 1st Round Draft Pick

2022 2nd Round Selection

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