Red Wings sign power forward Anthony Mantha to four-year, $22.8M deal

Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha celebrates his goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Detroit. Mantha scored all the team's goals in a 4-3 win. (Paul Sancya/AP)

The Detroit Red Wings have locked up star power forward Anthony Mantha to a four-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports the contract carries an average annual value of $5.7 million. The restricted free agent was in need of a new deal after his two-year, $6.6-million pact with the Red Wings expired in the off-season.

The 26-year-old winger has been dominant at times, despite being hampered by injuries, over the course of his past two seasons, racking up 38 points in 43 games in 2019-20 and 48 points in 67 games in '18-19 for the lowly Red Wings.

In total, Mantha, a product of Longueuil, Que., has recorded 173 points in 260 NHL games since being selected by Detroit with the 20th pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, but has suited up for more than 70 games just once in his five pro years due to injuries.

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