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 Phoenix.
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.
2013-14 CHL Players of the Week:
Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Anthony Mantha (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Nick Merkley (Kelowna Rockets)
Sept. 23 – Sept. 29: Mitch Holmberg (Spokane Chiefs)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Generals)