Mantas Armalis Shirtless, Wife, and Wedding Update. Apparently, our favorite male model and hockey player is a married man now. He got hitched two years ago to IT specialist Stina Rosengren and the couple are now the proud parents of a baby who was born in July this year. Yay! Congratulations!!!
According to the Lithuanian website, 15min.lt, our lovebirds met in a small town in Sweden, Trani, where the hockey star played for a year. He is quoted by said site as being smitten when he saw her online: “I saw her picture online and was immediately smitten. Then we unexpectedly met on New Year’s and fell in love with each other from the first words. I was completely enchanted by her.”
By the way, we should note that our hockey hunk is no longer with the San Jose Sharks but is currently playing for the Leksands IF of the Sweding Hockey League (SHL).
Hot Hockey Players: Mantas Armalis of San Jose Sharks (25 April 2016). Today in hot hockey players, we bring you a guy who recently hogged the headlines three weeks ago after he was signed by the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). His name is Mantas Armalis, a goaltender who played for a Swedish hockey team and, in international competitions, Lithuania.
Why did he hog the headlines, you ask? Because he is also a bonafide working male model who walked fashion runways in his underwear such as the ones below when he modeled during a Versace fashion show.
From USA Today: “The San Jose Sharks signed 23-year-old goalie and actual male model Mantas Armalis to an entry-level contract Monday morning immediately causing athletes everywhere to question their own good looks. Armalis, who will likely start out by playing for the Sharks AHL team, isn’t just dabbling in modeling. He’s landed at least one print campaign and walked the runway for Versace at Milan Fashion Week.”
The Sports Grid is more emphatic in its admiration for Mantas’ physical attributes: “Holy hockey thighs. Everyone who’s anyone knows that hockey players have the market cornered on the butt and thigh game, most especially goalies. Still, we are all used to seeing those things reined in by some some gym shorts or tight jeans. This is a rare up close and personal look; and it’s all pretty impressive.”
We agree 100%! More photos of our first guy in our 2016 list of hot hockey players after the jump.
It should be underscored that Mantas was not hired by the San Jose Sharks for his model good looks but for his abilities as a hockey player.
Here’s what the Sharks said about the hockey cutie when they announced his signing:
Mantas had a number of NHL suitors and we are excited that he chose San Jose. We’ve been following his progression up the ranks in Sweden over the last few seasons and he has consistently performed at every level. He has a history of playing above his age group internationally, and we’re looking forward to him joining our organization.
Armalis, 23, played in 34 games for Djurgardens posting a 16-13-3-2 record, a 2.42 goals-against average and a .918 save-percentage in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) this season. He ranked 6th in the league in save percentage, T-7th in wins and 10th in goals-against average (minimum 15 games played). In three playoff games, he posted a 3.71 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage.
In 54 career SHL games with Djurgardens, Armalis has recorded 23 wins, a 2.75 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage, and earned a promotion to a higher league in four of the last five seasons (played each of the last two seasons in Sweden’s highest professional league).
He has represented his native country of Lithuania on numerous occasions, including the 2015 World Division 1 B Championship, being named the tournament’s Best Goaltender and helping his country earn a bronze medal as he finished with the highest save percentage (.938).
Well, may this be a start of a long and beautiful relationship between our hot hockey player and the San Jose Sharks/the NHL.
Mantas Armalis Shirtless, Wife, and Wedding Update. Posted 25 April 2016. Last updated: December 15, 2022 at 7:17 am.