Anthony Mantha has confirmed that the Golden Knights will not re-sign him as of July 1st.

According to a report from RDS, Anthony Mantha has been informed that the Vegas Golden Knights will not extend him a contract, making him a free agent starting July 1st. During his tenure with the Golden Knights, Mantha tallied three goals and 10 points in 18 games. His absence from the lineup for the final four games of the first playoff round against the Dallas Stars suggests the Golden Knights’ lack of interest comes as little surprise.

Mantha was acquired by the Golden Knights from the Washington Capitals just before the trade deadline in exchange for a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick. The team has five other unrestricted free agents pending, including Alec Martinez, Chandler Stephenson, Jonathan Marchessault, Michael Amadio, and William Carrier. Reports indicate that negotiations are unlikely with Mantha, Amadio, or Carrier, while discussions are anticipated with Stephenson and Marchessault.

Looking ahead, the Golden Knights also have pending restricted free agents Pavel Dorfeyev and Kaedan Korzcak who need contract resolutions. The team hopes Dorfeyev can consistently deliver a similar impact to what Mantha offered during his time with the organization.