Mantas Armalis

Hometown:

Plunge Lithuania

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1992-09-06

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2011

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

Signed as free agent, 2016

Weight:

195 lbs.

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History

2008-09: Mantas Armalis played for the Mora IK U18 team in Sweden and was in net for Lithuania at the 2009 Division I A U18 World Junior Championship. He had a 2.88 goals against and .891 save percentage during the preliminary portion of the season for Mora and had a 5.24 goals against and .847 save percentage in six games during the U18 Allsvenskan season. Armalis was 1-4 with a 3.01 goals against and .924 save percentage in five games as Lithuania finished fifth in the six-team tournament.

2009-10: Armalis played in the SuperElit league as a 17-year-old — splitting the year between the Mora IK U20 and U18 teams — and played in his second U18 world juniors tournament for Lithuania. Sharing the goaltending duties with Andreas Ollikainen for Mora at the U20 level, he had a 4.02 goals against and .879 save percentage in 16 games as the club finished ninth in the 10-team SuperElit North Division. Armalis had a 3.33 goals against and .900 save percentage in six games during the preliminary round with the Mora U18 team and had a 4.08 goals against and .894 save percentage in eight U18 Allsvenskan games. Playing for Lithuania at the 2010 U18 Division I B WJC he started four of five games and was 0-4 with a 6.02 goals against and .864 save percentage. Lithuania finished last in the six-team tournament.

2010-11: Armalis returned to the Mora IK U20 team for his second SuperElit league season and played for the Lithuania men’s and U20 teams in world championship play. Armalis had a 3.89 goals against and .884 save percentage in 12 games for ninth-place Mora in North Division play and had a 2.72 goals against and .918 save percentage in seven games as Mora finished fifth in the six-team Forts. series. Lithuania competed in the Division I B World Championship in Ukraine, finishing fifth, and Armalis was 1-2-0 in four games with a 3.90 goals against and .875 save percentage. He played in all five games for the Lithuania U20 team, which finished sixth in the Division I B WJC in Slovenia. Armalis was 0-5 and had a 7.50 goals against and .853 save percentage.

2011-12: Armalis appeared in two games at the men’s level in Sweden — playing one game each with Division I clubs Soderhamn/Jjusne and Borlange — and was a workhorse for the Mora IK U20 team in his third season with the club. He represented Lithuania at the men’s level and with the U20 team. In 19 games during the SuperElit North season he had a 3.63 goals against and .895 save percentage as Mora finished ninth. Mora was 10th in the Forts. series and Armalis was 6-12-0 with two shutouts, posting a 2.43 goals against and .923 save percentage in 18 games. Lithuania competed in the Division 1 B World Championship tournament in Poland, finishing fifth, and in four games Armalis was 1-3-0 with a 4.51 goals against and .876 save percentage. Playing for the second-place Lithuania U20 team at the Division II A tournament in Ukraine he was 3-2-0 with one shutout and had a 2.14 goals against and .944 save percentage.

2012-13: Armalis played for Tranas AIF in Sweden’s Division I league as a 20-year-old and was in net for the Lithuania national team in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and the 2013 Division I B World Championship. Tranas AIF finished first in the Group E Forts. and was sixth in divisional play. Armanis was 9-2-0 in 11 games during the Forts., posting a 2.62 goals against and .911 save percentage and was 10-12-0 with three shutouts, posting a 2.62 goals against and .916 save percentage in 22 games in Division play. Lithuania was 1-3 at the Group G Olympic Pre-Qualification tournament. Armalis had a 4.88 goals against and .863 save percentage in four games. Lithuania finished fifth at the Division I B tournament in Ukraine and in three games Armalis was 0-3 with a 3.69 goals against and .910 save percentage.

2013-14: Armalis returned to Mora IK to play in Allsvenskan in his second pro season and played for host Lithuania in the 2014 Division 1 B World Championship. He was second in Allsvenskan to Vasteras IK veteran netminder Jonas Fransson with a .926 save percentage and was 23-16-0 in 40 regular season games with a 2.20 goals against. Mora finished sixth in the regular season and was fourth in the four-team playoff series. Armalis was 1-4 with a 4.33 goals against and .857 save percentage in five playoff games. Lithuania finished third behind Poland and Croatia at the Division I B  tournament and in five games Armalis was 3-2 with one shutout, finishing with a 1.81 goals against and .922 save percentage.

2014-15: Armalis played in 20 games for Djurgardens as a backup to former NHL goaltender Mikael Tellqvist in his first SHL season and played for Lithuania at the 2015 Division 1 B World Championship. He was 7-10-0 with two shutouts and had a 3.09 goals against and .905 save percentage for ninth-place Djurgardens. Djurgardens was swept by Lulea in a two-game play-in series with Telllqvist starting both games. Armalis was 3-2 with one shutout and had a 2.21 goals against and .938 save percentage in five games for Lithuania at the D 1 B tournament in the Netherlands. Lithuania finished third behind Korea and Great Britain.

2015-16: Armalis appeared in 34 of 52 regular season games for Djurgardens in his second SHL season, once again splitting the goaltending duties with Mikael Tellqvist. He was 16-16-0 with two shutouts and had a 2.42 goals against and .918 save percentage. Djurgardens finished seventh in the regular season, defeating Brynas in a first-round series before falling to eventual champion Frolunda in the quarterfinals. Armalis was 0-3 in three playoff games with a 3.71 goals against and .895 save percentage. Playing for Lithuania in the Group H qualifying tournament for the 2018 Olympics in Korea, he was 0-3 with a 5.63 goals against and .883 save percentage. Armalis signed a one-year entry-level contract with San Jose in April 2016 as an undrafted free agent.

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