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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.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 49 25 18 9 43
L. Couture 49 18 25 4 43
J. Thornton 45 10 29 0 39
B. Burns 49 11 25 -5 36
P. Marleau 49 10 25 -8 35
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
T. Hertl 49 8 11 -1 19
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
M. Vlasic 48 6 10 15 16
J. Sheppard 43 5 10 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 11 5 .911 2.58
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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