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2018-19 Player Report Card: Andrew Mangiapane

The future is bright for this young Flames player.

New York Rangers v Calgary Flames Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

Andrew Mangiapane: Forward

Regular Season: 44 GP, 8 G, 5 A, 13 Pts, 12 PIM, +11, 0.0 CFRel%

Playoffs: 5 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 1 Pt, 0 PIM

Individual Grades

MarkParkinson14= (B) Unlike our last entry with Dillon Dube, I am all on board the Mangiapane train. The Flames rookie looked like he belonged for the most part at the NHL level after 15 very successful games in Stockton (9G, 8A). While he took some time getting his bearing early on, he collected eight of his 13 points in his final thirteen games of the season. Mangiapane is an RFA after finishing his third and final year of his ELC with Calgary last year. He has definitely earned another deal with Calgary and if he continues his upward trend, the Flames should have a solid player in Mangiapane.

Madeline Campbell = (B) Not a bad rookie season for Mangiapane, I’d say! It’s a big thing to ask a player, to make the jump to the NHL level and still perform well, even after looking strong in the AHL, but Mangiapane managed it well. It wasn’t immediate (and that’s okay!) but he was able to get himself well settled in and was able to establish himself as a pretty consistent contributor down the stretch. And that’s probably the biggest thing, that he was able to come big for the team when they needed him most. Depth makes a good team, and Mangiapane has pretty clearly established himself as a useful depth piece. No complaints here.

MGMacGillivray = (B-) I was genuinely surprised to see just how much Mangiapane took off late in the season. He was pretty quiet for the first half of his season on the NHL club, but once he finally scored his first goal, we saw a totally different Mangiapane emerge. He formed a really good fourth line with Derek Ryan and Garnet Hathaway, and started putting up some points late in the season. I’m interested to see how he fits into the organization’s plans long term as Calgary does have their left side pretty locked down up top, but he should be able to cement a bottom six role going forward.