Andrew Mangiapane


Bolton Ontario

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6th round (166th overall), 2015


174 lbs.

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2011-12: Andrew Mangiapane played for the Mississauga Senators minor midget AAA team in Ontario. He scored 22 goals with 17 assists and 44 penalty minutes in 46 games. 

2012-13: Mangiapane appeared in four junior A games with the Toronto Junior Canadiens and was among the leading scorers for the club’s midget AAA squad. He had no points with 2 penalty minutes in junior A play. Mangiapane scored 14 goals with 22 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games for the Canadiens midget AAA team. Toronto lost to the Vaughan Kings in a GTHL quarterfinal series. Mangiapane scored 5 goals with 2 assists and 8 penalty minutes in seven playoff games.  

2013-14: Mangiapane earned a roster spot with the OHL’s Barrie Colts in training camp as a free agent. One of two players to skate in all 68 regular season games, he was the Colts’ fifth-leading scorer with 24 goals and 27 assists and was +19 with 28 penalty minutes. Barrie finished third in the Central Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Mangiapane scored 2 goals with 5 assists and had an even plus/minus with 8 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games. 

2014-15: Mangiapane was one of three forwards for Barrie to top the 100-point mark along with Joseph Blandisi (Colorado) and Kevin Lebanc (San Jose) in his second OHL season. He scored 43 goals with 61 assists and was +24 with 54 penalty minutes in 68 regular season games. The Colts finished first in the Central Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Mangiapane scored 6 goals with 4 assists and was +3 with 12 penalty minutes in nine playoff games. He was ranked 85th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine. Mangiapane was selected by Calgary in the sixth round (166th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Mangiapane is a bit of a late bloomer who plays a lot bigger than he is and is willing to drive the net or work down low to set up a teammate. After putting up decent offensive numbers in his draft year in his first OHL season, he topped the 100-point mark in his second year of junior hockey and was a sixth-round selection by Calgary. Maniapane has evolved into a patient, dangerous special teams contributor. His lack of prototypical size and high-end offensive skills could be an obstacle at the pro level but he is a high energy skater and reads the play well.


Mangiapane will attend his first NHL training camp with Calgary before being returned to Barrie for his third OHL season in 2015-16. As with most late-round picks he faces an uphill battle in one day securing an NHL roster spot but he opened eyes in Penticton with his mobility and his ability to be involved in the play at all times suggests he can secure a role as a two-way second or third line forward with some offensive ability one day.

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Photo: The London Knights top line of Max Domi (L), Christian Dvorak (C), and Mitch Marner (R) has been the most effective line in the CHL in 2014-15 (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)


In the game of hockey, much is made of individual performances and skill sets. But hockey is and always will be a team sport, and no matter how great a young player is, he will always be reliant upon his linemates. Every second on the ice is a battle. For every highlight-reel shift where a player weaves around his entire opposition and scores, there are a thousand shifts where he and his linemates have to work together for a positive result. Read more»