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Manny Malhotra
Manny Malhotra
Center
(mal-HOE-tra)
Number: 27
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 207
Shoots: Left
Born: May 18, 1980  (Age 34)
Birthplace: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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