Young Red Wings Prospect Drops the Gloves Against Giant

Published October 1, 2023 at 9:27

Marco Kasper, the 2022 draft's 8th pick, recently clashed with a 6'5" veteran.

Kasper Takes On Veteran and Former Red Wing Mantha

During last night's preseason game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Washington Capitals, Marco Kasper and Anthony Mantha dropped to gloves.

He doesn't back down! Marco Kasper drops the gloves against former Red Wing Anthony Mantha! 👊


Though Kasper didn't shy away from Mantha, he appeared more inclined to restrain him than to throw multiple punches.

Mantha, historically, is a dependable middle-six winger with a penchant for physicality, although he's faced challenges staying injury-free. Alongside Tom Wilson, they form one of the NHL's most intimidating duos.

In contrast, Kasper's entire NHL journey lies before him. Selected as the 8th pick in the 2022 draft, he will be looking to cement his position with the Detroit Red Wings in the upcoming season. He notched 23 points across 52 SHL matches last year — a modest tally, yet he showcased significant potential in his allocated role.

While their altercation might not have been very intense, it was noteworthy to witness an emerging talent like Kasper challenging a established veteran.

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