IceDogs’ Mantha signs with Oilers

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Edmonton, AB – The Oilers have signed Niagara IceDogs (OHL) defenceman Ryan Mantha to a three-year entry-level contract.

The right-shot defenceman was selected by the New York Rangers in the fourth-round (104th-overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

This year with the IceDogs, the 20-year-old has 14 goals, 37 assists and 51 points in 58 games. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound blueliner also has eight power play goals, 16 power play points and serves as captain of the team.

Mantha has played 175 career OHL games with the IceDogs, recording 101 points (29G, 72A) and 163 penalty minutes.

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