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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 35)
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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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