June 18 in Indianapolis hockey history

Happy birthday to … 

Ryan Mantha: Indiana Ice defenseman in 2013-14. He joined the team via trade mid-season and had two goals and seven assists in 24 games. He also had three assists in 10 playoff games that year – including an assist on the Clark Cup-winning goal in Game 5 at Waterloo. Mantha was later drafted by the New York Rangers in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft, and went to the OHL’s Niagara Ice Dogs in 2014. In three seasons with the Ice Dogs, he had 32 goals and 79 assists in 182 games. He signed with the Edmonton Oilers at the end of the 2017 season. A native of Clarkston, Mich., he is 21.

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