|Assets:||Is an accomplished defensive forward. Has good size, speed, leadership qualities and face-off ability. Can play any forward position. Is at his most valuable while killing penalties or to preserve leads.|
|Flaws:||Has not met offensive expectations. Lacks both confidence and polish in the offensive zone. Doesn't shoot the puck nearly enough. A serious eye injury nearly ended his career prematurely.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran checking forward.|
|Memorial Cup||George Parsons Trophy||1997-98|
|Memorial Cup||All-Star Team||1997-98|
|3/01/2016||Released by the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) from professional try-out contract.|
|12/03/2015||Signed with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) to a professional try-out contract.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|10/31/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year two-way contract.|
|5/07/2013||Missed the last 37 regular season and first 4 playoff games (eye injury).|
|2/14/2013||Eye injury, injured reserve.|
|2/12/2013||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|3/17/2012||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|3/14/2012||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|6/04/2011||Missed the last 10 games of the regular season and 19 playoff games (left eye injury).|
|3/18/2011||Left eye injury, injured reserve.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a three-year contract.|
|3/02/2010||Missed 5 games (undisclosed).|
|1/14/2010||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|1/02/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|9/23/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|9/17/2009||Invited to training camp by the San Jose Sharks.|
|10/21/2008||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|10/09/2008||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/02/2008||Missed 6 games (knee injury).|
|12/21/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|12/12/2007||Missed 5 games (knee injury).|
|12/01/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|6/20/2006||Re-signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year contract.|
|1/24/2006||Missed 22 games (shoulder injury).|
|12/10/2005||Shoulder injury, late January.|
|12/08/2005||Shoulder injury, left Thursday's game.|
|12/08/2005||Missed 2 games (back spasms).|
|11/30/2005||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|12/20/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the HV71 of the Elitserien Hockey League (Sweden).|
|10/08/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the HDD Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia).|
|4/04/2004||Missed the last 6 games of the regular season (bruised ankle).|
|3/26/2004||Bruised ankle, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/21/2003||Claimed off waivers from the Dallas Stars.|
|11/19/2003||Waived by the Dallas Stars.|
|6/27/2002||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract.|
|3/12/2002||Acquired from the New York Rangers.|
|11/14/2001||Missed 3 games (sprained ankle).|
|11/08/2001||Sprained ankle, day-to-day.|
|8/06/2001||Re-signed by the New York Rangers.|
|4/10/2001||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|2/05/2001||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|2/01/2001||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|1/02/2001||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|12/18/2000||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|11/26/2000||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|10/03/2000||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|10/31/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|9/23/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks.|
|11/21/2003||Claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets off waivers from the Dallas Stars.|
|3/12/2002||New York Rangers traded Manny Malhotra and Barrett Heisten to the Dallas Stars for Martin Rucinsky and Roman Lyashenko.|
|6/27/1998||Drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1st round (7th overall) in 1998.|
Malhotra signs 1-year deal with Habs | 07/01/2014 12:08 PM
NewsManny Maholtra has signed a one-year deal with Montreal for $850,000.
Malhotra, Jagr, Moore nominated for Masterton | 04/30/2014 12:03 PM
NewsManny Malhotra is one of the three finalist for the Masterton Trophy.
ImpactJaromir Jagr and Dominic Moore are the other nominees. Malhotra had to fight his way back into the NHL after suffering a serious eye injury. He inked an AHL tryout contract this season and eventually secured a spot on the Carolina Hurricanes' roster. He had 13 points and a 59.5 faceoff winning percentage in 69 games.
Manny Malhotra wants to stay with Carolina | 04/15/2014 12:25 PM
NewsManny Malhotra would like to re-sign with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Hurricanes.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactCarolina gave Malhotra a chance to extend his career after the Vancouver Canucks shut him down due to an eye injury. He had 13 points and a 59.5% success rate on the draw in 69 games this season.
Manny Malhotra is a Masterton nominee | 03/31/2014 7:13 AM
NewsManny Malhotra has been named the Carolina Hurricanes nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactThe Masterton is awarded annually by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to the player who best demonstrates perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. "It's an honor and a cool feeling to be thought of in that regard," Malhotra said. "But it's not about look-at-me recognition and awards. It's about continuing after my goal and wanting to win a Stanley Cup." It's the second time in three years that Malhotra has been a nominee as he was also named the Canucks Masterton rep in 2012.
Manny Malhotra posts 2G, 1A against Senators | 01/25/2014 3:29 PM
NewsManny Malhotra was a surprising star offensively for the Hurricanes in Saturday's 6-3 win against Ottawa.
ImpactHe recorded two goals and added an assist to end an eight-game scoring drought. Malhotra has only 11 points in 39 games this season. Nathan Gerbe and Drayson Bowman assisted on both of his markers. Gerbe also registered a goal of his own in the match. Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Tuomo Ruutu found the back of the net as well in the win.
Manny Malhotra scores for third straight game | 01/05/2014 7:34 AM
NewsManny Malhotra scored in his third straight game on Saturday.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactThis scoring streak is a huge boost for the Hurricanes as Malhotra was signed for his faceoff skills and defensive play. He now has four goals and eight points in 30 games. His faceoff efficiency is at 59.3 percent on 474 draws.
Malhotra a minus-one in game against Canucks | 12/02/2013 9:33 AM
NewsManny Malhotra was a minus-one in 12:94 minutes of action in his first game against the Canucks since he was released in the off-season.
ImpactMalhotra has no ill will against the Canucks as he is happy to be back in the NHL and understands why they did not keep him. Malhotra is usually quite good at the face off dot but won only five of 12 draws Sunday.
Manny Malhotra to return to Vancouver | 12/01/2013 6:38 AM
NewsManny Malhotra will return to Vancouver for the first time as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactMalhotra was released in the off-season by the Canucks and signed on with the Hurricanes at the end of October after playing for their minor league team in Charlotte earlier in the month. His value is at the face off dot.
Manny Malhotra excels on the draw | 11/12/2013 9:33 AM
NewsManny Malhotra has won 64% of his draws in five games this season.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactMalhotra isn't expected to do a lot offensively, but the faceoff circle is one of the areas that he should be a big boost to Carolina. Outside of Malhotra, no player on the Hurricanes has participated in more than 50 draws and maintained a success rate of more than 51%.
Manny Malhotra shocks Flyers with OT-winner | 11/05/2013 11:10 PM
NewsManny Malhotra scored the overtime game-winner in Carolina's 2-1 OT win against Philadelphia on Tuesday.
ImpactThat's Malhotra's first goal since March 26, 2012. It's certainly an inspiring story, but Malhotra's only really worth looking at in FW leagues (a category in which he's quite dominant).
Manny Malhotra continues to dominate at FW | 11/03/2013 9:17 AM
NewsIn his first two games back in the NHL since 2012-13, Manny Malhotra has absolutely lived up to his reputation as a faceoff specialist.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactHe's gone 25-9 in two games, good for a ludicrous 73.5 winning percentage. That includes a 5-1 mark in shorthanded situations. He's already fifth on Carolina with 25 FW. Unfortunately, he's not really useful for anything other than that skill at this point in his career.
Manny Malhotra will make season debut Friday | 11/01/2013 12:38 PM
NewsManny Malhotra is expected to make his season debut on Friday.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactIt will be Malhotra's first game since the Vancouver Canucks decided to shut him down in February 2013 because of concerns about his vision. He didn't attract much interest during the summer, but the Hurricanes inked him to a two-way contract on Thursday. "I always believed," Malhotra said. "I believed in myself and my family believed in me. I knew that I still had something to contribute to a team."
Hurricanes sign Manny Malhotra to 2-way deal | 10/31/2013 2:15 PM
NewsManny Malhotra has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.
ImpactHe will earn $600,000 in the NHL or $125,000 at the AHL level, with a guarantee of $250,000. "Manny brings a level of veteran leadership to the Hurricanes organization and gives the team depth at the center position," GM Jim Rutherford said. "He has demonstrated in his career that he can be an extremely good defensive player and faceoff man." Malhotra signed a professional tryout with Carolina's minor-league affiliate in Charlotte earlier this month and in eight games with the Checkers he has 17 penalty minutes and no points.
Malhotra signs tryout with AHL Charlotte | 10/03/2013 1:08 PM
NewsManny Malhotra has agreed to a 25-game professional tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.
ImpactHe is trying to get his career back on track after suffering a significant eye injury, so he'll be looking to impress with Carolina's minor-league affiliate.
Manny Malhotra looks for NHL contract | 07/17/2013 10:34 AM
NewsManny Malhotra is looking to extend his NHL career.
ImpactMalhotra is an unrestricted free agent after spending the better part of the 2013 season on the injured reserve list. Canucks GM Mike Gillis made the decision regarding Malhotra due to the recurring effect of his eye injury, but Malhotra didn't agree with Gillis' call. "It was extremely disappointing - it was based on his perception and not my feeling," Malhotra said. "I understand where he's coming from and caring for my well being, but I definitely want to continue. I'd love to go into a situation where you know you have a job and it's not based on a tryout, but I said from the get-go that I'm going to have to prove myself again and answer a lot of questions."
Malhotra talks to media about IR decision | 02/27/2013 10:51 PM
NewsManny Malholtra addressed the media for the first time since Canucks general manager Mike Gillis put him on injured reserve due to the recurring effects of his serious eye injury suffered almost two years ago.
ImpactMalhotra says he feels "good" and "comfortable" with his abilities and disagrees with Gillis' decision to shut him down, though he doesn't harbor negative feelings toward him. "I truly believe he cares for my well being and for my future - not only in the game of hockey but as a young man, a young father," Malhotra said. "He wants to see me have a successful life post hockey." Malhotra's contract expires at the end of the season. He said he won't be demanding a trade and would discuss his future with his family.
Malhotra shut down because of vision concerns | 02/14/2013 7:38 PM
NewsAccording to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the decision to shut down Manny Malhotra was made because there are concerns that his vision, stemming from his previous eye injury, is not at a level that will allow him to safely play the game.
ImpactMalhotra is reportedly not prepared to retire at this time, but McKenize speculated that he might work as an unofficial assistant coach for the Canucks and Chicago Wolves to help out the players. He skated in nine games this season before the decision was made to remove him from the active roster.
Malhotra will miss the rest of the season | 02/14/2013 4:56 PM
NewsManny Malhotra has been been placed on Vancouver's injured reserve list and he's projected to miss the balance of the 2013 season.
ImpactThe Canucks didn't say what is bothering the 32-year-old center, but GM Mike Gillis released this statement: "The long-term health of Manny Malhotra is of utmost importance to our organization. Throughout his career Manny has showcased his indispensability through skilled play, being a consummate professional and leader in the room while also continuously giving back to the community. Manny will continue to be a valued member of our organization."
Manny Malhotra won't play Tuesday night | 02/12/2013 3:43 PM
NewsManny Malhotra won't play Tuesday due to personal reasons.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter
ImpactThere's no word on when Malhotra will return to the lineup. He is pointless in nine games this season and should be on waivers in every format. Andrew Ebbett will take Malhotra's place in the lineup Tuesday.
Manny Malhotra given Monday off practice | 02/12/2013 12:37 PM
NewsManny Malhotra was given Monday off practice for personal reasons.
ImpactHis status for Tuesday's game is still up in the air. Malhotra is pointless in nine games this season and should not be on your roster.
Manny Malhotra a healthy scratch Sunday | 01/28/2013 12:35 PM
NewsManny Malhotra was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
ImpactMalhotra missed Friday's game when his wife gave birth to a son but the Canucks missed him on Sunday as the face off specialist was scratched and the Canucks won only 20 of 62 face offs. Malhotra is 24-10 on the draw, best in the NHL for players who have taken at least 20 face offs. Look for Maxim Lapierre, who had an undisciplined game Sunday to be a possible scratch if Malhotra returns.
Malhotra has a new son, won't play Friday | 01/25/2013 3:28 PM
NewsManny Malhotra's wife gave birth to their son last night.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactMalhotra isn't in Anaheim with the rest of the Canucks and consequently won't play on Friday. Congratulations to Malhotra and his growing family!
|Penalty Minutes||76||2006-07 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2010-11 (Van)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||3 times-last: 2010-11 (Van)|
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