2014 WJC Video: Anthony Mantha, Canada

By Chapin Landvogt

Anthony Mantha - Team Canada

Photo: Val d’Or Foreurs forward and Detroit Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha was the scoring hero for Canada on Day 1 of the 2014 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canada opened the 2014 World Junior Championship with an offensive display, posting a 7-2 victory over Germany. 12 different Canadian players made the scoresheet in this game, the most prominent being forward Anthony Mantha, who potted a hat trick in the win.

Mantha's goal-scoring ways are nothing new as he posted a 50-goal season in the 2012-13 season for the Val d'Or Foreurs of the QMJHL, and he is on track to exceed that figure this season. Mantha, in fact, is the leading scorer in the QMJHL this season, leading the runner-up by 17 points at this juncture.

For the season, Mantha has netted 35 goals and added 38 assists for 73 points in just 32 games. He was chosen in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Detroit Red Wings, a selection that is looking like a fairly wise one at this point in time.

Mantha met with the media after the win over Germany, a portion of which is captured in this Hockey's Future video.

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