Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 6/30/13
Heading into Sunday's 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Detroit Red Wings were adamant that their top priority with their first-round pick would be a goal-scoring forward with size. Trading two spots down from 18th to 20th in the first round, it appears the Wings have their man in Anthony Mantha, a 6-foot-4, 190 pound left wing who led the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 50 goals. Considered to have a high hockey IQ, Mantha is a natural goal scorer and the grandson of former Red Wings forward Andre Pronovost. Aaron Vickers of Future Consideration offered this assessment of Mantha: "Mantha brings a great deal of size that hes able to use effectively due to his impressive athleticism. Make no mistake about it, though, Manthas strength comes in his ability to find the back of the net. Few have the combination of accuracy and strength the way Mantha does, whose only major flaw comes with the consistency of his level of compete." If anything, Mantha seems to exude confidence, telling...
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