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Manny Malhotra | Center

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
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Manny Malhotra would like to re-sign with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Carolina 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. Apr 15 - 12:25 PM

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Manny Malhotra has been named the Carolina Hurricanes nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.

The 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.
Mar 31 - 7:13 AM

Manny Malhotra was a surprising star offensively for the Hurricanes in Saturday's 6-3 win against Ottawa.

He 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.
Jan 25 - 3:29 PM

Manny Malhotra scored in his third straight game on Saturday.

This 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.
Jan 5 - 7:34 AM

Manny 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.

Malhotra 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.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Manny Malhotra will return to Vancouver for the first time as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

Malhotra 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.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 06:38:00 AM

Manny Malhotra has won 64% of his draws in five games this season.

Malhotra 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%.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Manny Malhotra scored the overtime game-winner in Carolina's 2-1 OT win against Philadelphia on Tuesday.

That'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).
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:10:00 PM

In his first two games back in the NHL since 2012-13, Manny Malhotra has absolutely lived up to his reputation as a faceoff specialist.

He'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.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Manny Malhotra is expected to make his season debut on Friday.

It 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."
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Manny Malhotra has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

He 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.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 02:15:00 PM

Manny Malhotra has agreed to a 25-game professional tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.

He 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.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Manny Malhotra is looking to extend his NHL career.

Malhotra 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."
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Manny 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.

Malhotra 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.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 09:51:00 PM

According 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.

Malhotra 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.
Source: TSN.ca
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 06:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Jordan Staal
3Andrei Loktionov
4Manny Malhotra
5Riley Nash
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
4Drayson Bowman
5Phil Di Giuseppe
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Radek Dvorak
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4John-Michael Liles
5Jay Harrison
6Mike Komisarek
7Brett Bellemore
8Michal Jordan
9Joni Pitkanen
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin
3Justin Peters