#11: Andrew Mangiapane
Position: Left Wing
Team: Stockton Heat (AHL)
Draft: 2015, Round 6 #166th Overall
Last Year: #11
Voting Points: 1922
Andrew Mangiapane is holding strong at #11, the spot he landed in last year in the Flames Top 25 Under 25. Mangiapane had a very solid season last year in Stockton at the AHL level. He played in 39 games, but his point totals were through the roof. In a shortened number of games he scored 21 times and added 25 assists. The 46 points were the best of his career, besting the 41 he put up in 2016-17 in 66 games. Clearly Mangiapane’s stock is on the rise, but where his game didn’t translate well was at the NHL level.
And that could be from many reasons. One was that he was paired with players that weren’t elevating their game and therefor Mangiapane was left hanging. He saw the NHL ice for 10 games last season and didn’t produce a point. With that said, you probably wouldn’t produce if you were saddled on a line with Troy Brouwer. Mangiapane didn’t look lost out there, but he also wasn’t set up to succeed. I’d like to see more of him with actual players around him because he appears to have the intangibles to get to the next level. Will it be this season? Probably not, but a full season honing his game at the AHL level wouldn’t be a terrible thing for the 22 year old. The Toronto native is under contract for this season only before he becomes a RFA.
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