The Detroit Red Wings announced on Tuesday the signing of restricted free agent forward Anthony Mantha to a four-year deal.
The #RedWings today signed right wing Anthony Mantha to a four-year contract.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 3, 2020
Financial terms were not announced, of course, but Elliotte Friedman reports that the deal carries a $5.7 million salary cap hit.
Getting Mantha for less than $6 million is a fantastic deal for the Red Wings. I also really like the four-year term. We’ll know a lot more about this team in four years. Maybe it’ll make sense to pay Mantha again at that time, maybe it’ll make sense to walk away, maybe it’ll make sense to flip him earlier and focus on a younger core. The term gives Detroit flexibility as we see what the rebuild looks like.