He was involved in two of the highest profile trades in Penguins history. What’s more, he’s ranked sixth on the team’s all-time list of highest scoring defensemen. Yet many Steel City hockey fans seem to have all but forgotten Moe Mantha, who arguably was the team’s best blue-liner at the dawn of the Mario Lemieux era.
The son of Moe Mantha, Sr., a minor-league defenseman during the 1950s and ‘60s, Moe Jr. spent his formative years in Cleveland while his father skated for the AHL Barons. When his dad moved the family to Sturgeon Falls, Ontario following his playing career, young Moe enrolled in the local hockey program and eventually earned a spot on the Toronto Marlboros junior team.
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