Just to compare.
Nyquist first trip up was in 11/12. He played 18 games and scored 1 goal.
Tatar first trip up was 10/11. He played 9 games and scored 1 goal.
Datsyuk's first year was 01/02. He played 70 games and had 11 goals.
Abby played 54 games over three seasons: 07-10. He scored 3 goals over that stretch.
Mantha's 2 goals in 10 games is 16 per 80 games. Those are decent numbers for a rookie that wasn't a top 5 pick.
He's got good offensive instincts but looked lost otherwise. Keeping Mantha in GR was one of the few moves Blashill/Holland did that I wasn't upset about.
edit: having said that, I'm looking for Mantha to take the next step in October on the Wings' squad, and I'm looking for Blashill to put him in a position to succeed.
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