NAME: Quinn Mantei
TEAM: Weyburn Red Wings
DRAFTGEEK RANKING: 38th
|SKATING: 4.25||SKILL: 4.25||SHOT: 3.5||SMARTS: 4||PHYSICAL: 4|
Mantei is one of those rare defensemen that is capable of making players on the ice better offensively. An active rusher who can quickly identify lanes from below his goal line and explode through them in the attack. Mantei posted 52 points this past season and played seven games in the SMHL with the Moose Jaw Warriors. Mantei is a really good skater who is aggressive in rushing the puck up the ice or activating to create odd-man rushes. Has a good shot with decent power and a quick release that makes him dangerous from anywhere. He moves the puck well with good reads most of the time but is prone to the odd mistake. He keeps a good gap on attacking players and forces players wide most of the time. Mantei is physical at times but could be more aggressive and engage more. He needs to polish up his defensive play but is overall a good one on one defender who can angle players out along the wall and generate turnovers with his athleticism. He has pretty good positioning net front but can be prone to chase players around the zone at times.