Sports

Actions

Anthony Mantha wants a long-term contract with Red Wings, but expects complicated negotiations

Anthony Mantha wants a long-term contract with Red Wings, but expects complicated negotiations
Posted at 12:47 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 12:47:08-05

Anthony Mantha wants to be a part of the turnaround in Detroit.

The Red Wings forward is a restricted free agent at the end of the season, and said this week he wants to remain in Detroit on a long-term contract.

“It will be complicated, I think. But it’s not in my power. My power is to play hockey. My agent and Stevie are going to talk, maybe they’ve started. I don’t even know," he said.

Mantha has 15 goals in 40 games this season, but missed 28 games with multiple injuries.

"I played 40 games this year. I missed so many games, so it’s hard to go for the extension before the end of the year. We’ll see in the offseason," he added. "Hopefully it goes quick and I’ll be here for a long time.”

He's playing on a two-year, $6.6 million contract.