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Manny Malhotra
Manny Malhotra
Center
(mal-HOE-tra)
Number: 27
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220
Shoots: Left
Born: May 18, 1980  (Age 34)
Birthplace: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
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Acquired: Signed by San Jose as a free agent on Sept. 23, 2009
Drafted: NYR / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (7th overall)
2009-2010: 1st on the team in faceoff percentage (62.5%) but did not take enough draws to qualify for League lead…Established a new career high in goals (14)…His goal on April 2 at Minnesota was his career high 13th of the season…Played in his 700th career NHL game on March 31 at Dallas…Had 19 points (7-12=19) in the last 28 games…Team went 8-0-0 when he has a multi-point game…By winning all 12 of his faceoffs on Jan. 16 vs. Edmonton, he became the first Shark to ever win 100% of his draws with 12-or-more in a game. He also added two assists…Missed five games (Feb. 6 - Feb. 13) with lower body injury…Missed six games from 1/2 - 1/12 due to injury (lower body)… Scored two goals (first as a Shark) on Oct. 25 at Philadelphia, giving him his 200th career NHL point… Recorded first point as a Shark on Oct. 24 at Atlanta (0-1=1)…Made Sharks debut on Oct. 1 at Colorado.

2008-2009:
Appeared in 77 games for the Columbus Blue jackets…Set a career high in assists (24), points (35), shots on goals (116), while also scoring 11 goals…tied a career high in game winning goals (three)…ranked fourth in the NHL in face off percentage (58.0%)…tied for third on the Blue jackets for multi-point games with nine…Playoffs: Played on the Blue Jackets first playoff team in franchise history…Appeared in all four games vs. Detroit…notched four shots on goal…

PERSONAL: “Mango” lists as his favorites: Jay-Z and Coldplay (musicians); “Oceans” series (movies); “The Office,” “30 Rock” and “Jeopardy” (television shows); Boston Bruins (NHL team while growing up); New York City (NHL road city – “They have the best restaurants in the world”); Green Bay Packers (pro sports team); Aldo’s (San Jose area restaurant); Europe (vacation spot); youtube.com (web site); Indian (food); Christmas (holiday); “Everywhere you go should be a better place for you having been there” and “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right” (favorite sayings)…lists golf as his hobby…first job was cutting lawns and shoveling snow off driveways in his neighborhood…hockey idols are Cam Neely and Wayne Gretzky…favorite pro athletes are Muhammad Ali and Brett Favre (“He’s a game, a consummate pro who plays hurt and in the cold”)…can’t stand being lied to…tries not to have any superstitions…memorable NHL moment: playing in Gretzky’s final season during his first NHL season…would like to meet Ali (“People say he’s cocky, but he backed it up. He stood up for what he believed in”)…speaks French and English…non-sports idols are his parents (“They taught me to live one day at a time and enjoy what you do”)…started skating and playing hockey when he was seven…oldest piece of equipment is his shoulder pads (wearing since he was 18)…wears Reebok skates (size 9.25)…married to the sister of NBA All-Star and former Santa Clara University star basketball player Steve Nash.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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