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Born May 18, 1980 (1980-05-18) (age 29),
Mississauga, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
San Jose Sharks
New York Rangers
Dallas Stars
Columbus Blue Jackets
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1998
New York Rangers
Career 1998 – present

Emmanuel "Manny" Noveen Malhotra (born May 18, 1980) is a professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks.

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Playing career

He was drafted in the first round as the 7th overall pick of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. During his NHL career he has played for the Rangers, the Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks. Malhotra spent the 2005–06 season centering Columbus' 3rd line. During the 2007–08 season, his play earned him a spot on the first line with Rick Nash.

On October 8, 2004, during the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Malhotra signed a contract with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana, the most successful team from Slovenia, after a short spell at HV71 Jönköping in the Swedish Elite League Elitserien. Olimpija competes in the Austrian Hockey League. Malhotra registered 27 points in 26 games for the Slovenian team, including 13 goals.

During an exhibition game in Belgrade, Serbia, Malhotra became the first NHL player to play for a Serbian ice hockey club as he played for KHK Crvena Zvezda.

On September 23, 2009, Malhotra signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the San Jose Sharks.

Personal life

Malhotra is the second player of Indian descent to play in the NHL after Robin Bawa. His father is from the state of Punjab in India.[1] His mother is a French Canadian. In September 2007, Malhotra married Joann Nash, sister of NBA basketball star Steve Nash. Manny and Joann had their first child in 2008, a boy named Caleb.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Guelph Storm OHL 61 16 28 44 26 18 7 7 14 11
1997–98 Guelph Storm OHL 57 16 35 51 29 12 7 6 13 8
1998–99 New York Rangers NHL 73 8 8 16 33
1999–00 Guelph Storm OHL 5 2 2 4 4 6 0 2 2 4
1999–00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 12 1 5 6 2 23 1 2 3 10
1999–00 New York Rangers NHL 27 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 28 5 6 11 69 5 0 0 0 0
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 50 4 8 12 31
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 56 7 6 13 42
2001–02 Dallas Stars NHL 16 1 0 1 5
2002–03 Dallas Stars NHL 59 3 7 10 42 5 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 9 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 56 12 13 25 24
2004–05 HV71 SEL 20 5 2 7 16
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 58 10 21 31 41
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 9 16 25 76
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 71 11 18 29 34
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 77 11 24 35 28 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 634 76 121 197 344 9 1 0 1 0

References

  1. ^ Pardy, Trevor (2009-03-30). "Malhotra making NHL history". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/03/30/sp-nhl-punjabi-malhotra.html. Retrieved 2009-09-17.  

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