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#2 - Moe Mantha

Maurice William Mantha
Position: Defense
Born January 21, 1961 in Lakewood, Ohio
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 197
Winnipeg's 2nd choice, 23rd overall, in 1980 Entry Draft. Traded to Pittsburgh Penguins to complete transaction that sent Randy Carlyle to Winnipeg, May 1, 1984. Claimed from Philadelphia Flyers in Waiver Draft, October 2, 1989. Traded to Philadelphia Flyers for future considerations, February 27, 1992.
The Jets selected defenseman Moe Mantha in the second round of the 1980 Entry Draft and he spent four seasons in the Jets' organization before being dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins as part of the Randy Carlyle trade. He spent parts of four seasons with the Penguins before moving on to the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers. The Jets re-acquired him prior to the start of the 1989-1990 season and he spent two full seasons with the Jets until being traded back to the Flyers in February 1992. He retired after a one-game stint with the Hershey Bears in 1992-1993. Following his playing career, he turned to coaching in the minor leagues and at the junior level. His father played with former Jets' General Manager John Ferguson, and Ferguson's wife accompanied Mantha's parents to the hospital when he was born.


Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1980-1981582232535-331094
1981-1982250121228-100039
1982-198321279601027
1983-19847216385467-1430228
1989-1990732262828801114
1990-1991579152433-2041102
1991-199212044600010
Totals:31831125156203 92614
Playoffs
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1981-1982413416 00 
1982-198322240 20 
1983-198431010-10112
1989-19907156200015
Totals:165101518 2127