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Manny Malhotra
Manny Malhotra
Center
(mal-HOH-truh)
Number: 27
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220
Shoots: Left
Born: May 18, 1980  (Age 34)
Birthplace: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
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Acquired: Claimed off waivers from Dallas Stars on Nov. 21, 2003.
Drafted: NYR / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (7th overall)
2006-07: Had 11-18-29, 34 PIM, -3 in 71 games with Columbus in 2007-08... Was second in the NHL in face-off percentage (59.0)... Had a streak of 140-consecutive games played (fourth-longest in club history) snapped when he missed Nov. 29 game at Vancouver (knee injury)... Had 9-16-25 in 82 games in 2006-07... Had career-high 10-21-31, 41 PIM, +1 in 58 games in 2005-06...Made NHL debut with NY Rangers at age 18 in 1998-99... Represented Canada at 2000 (bronze medal) and 1998 World Jr. Championships.2005-06: Tallied 10-21-31, 41 PIM and was +1 in 58 games Set career highs for assists and points in a season Ranked third on the club in shorthanded goals (1, tied) and fourth in plus/minus (tied) Finished sixth in the NHL in face off percentage (56.3%) Had a career-high five-game assist/point streak from Oct. 9-21 (0-5-5) Had back-to-back multi-assist contests Nov. 4-9 (0-4-4) Scored a season-high 1-2-3 on Nov. 26 at St. Louis Recorded two assists and tied a franchise mark with a +4 plus/minus rating on Feb. 8 vs. Los Angeles Had a three-game goal streak from Mar. 24-28 (3g) His goal on Mar. 17 vs. Vancouver was his 100th NHL point Missed two games due to a back injury (Dec. 1-8) Missed 22 games due to an injured shoulder (Dec. 9-Jan. 21) Games lost to injury: 24 Multi-point (goal) games: 4 (0) Most Points: 3 - Nov. 29 at St. Louis (1-2-3) Most Goals: 1 (10x) - Apr. 13 vs. St. Louis Most Assists: 2 (4x) - Feb. 10 vs. Colorado, most recent Most PIM: 7 - Dec. 8 vs. New York Islanders Most Shots: 6 - Mar. 25 at Detroit. 2004-05: Had 5-2-7 with 16 PIM and was -6 in 20 games with HV71 Jonkoping in Sweden Also tallied 13-14-27 and 36 PIM in 26 games with Olimpija Hertz Ljubljana in Slovania 2003-04: Had 12-13-25 with 28 PIM and was -7 in 65 games Set career highs in goals, assists and points Was claimed off waivers on Nov. 21 from the Dallas Stars Recorded 12-13-25 with 24 PIM and -5 plus/minus rating in 56 games with the Jackets Led team in plus/minus among players with more than 30 games played Fifth on the team in goals and tied for third with two game-winning tallies Made his Blue Jackets debut Nov. 22 vs. NY Islanders Nominated by the Columbus chapter of the PHWA for the Bill Masterton Trophy 2002-03: Registered 3-7-10 with 42 PIM and was -2 in 59 games with Dallas Handed out first assist as a Star on Oct. 12 at Phoenix Scored his first goal Nov. 12 at Montreal Picked up 0-2-2 Dec. 15 at Chicago Scored GWG Dec. 27 at Florida Made Stanley Cup Playoff debut, tallying 0-1-1 in five games His first playoff game appearance was Game Two of the Conference Quarterfinals vs. Edmonton Registered his first playoff point with 0-1-1 in Game Five vs. Edmonton 2001-02: Notched 1-0-1 in 16 games with Dallas Began the season with the NY Rangers, recording 7-6-13 in 56 contests Recorded his first career shorthanded goal Dec. 29 at Los Angeles Attempted first career penalty shot (unsuccessful Jan. 14 vs. Columbus' Marc Denis) Scored first multi-goal game of his career with a pair of tallies Jan. 30 vs. NY Islanders... 2000-01: Appeared in 50 games with the Rangers, notching 4-8-12 and 31 PIM Also appeared in 28 games with Hartford (AHL), collecting 5-6-11 1999-00: Played in 27 contests for the Rangers Also saw action with Hartford (AHL) and Guelph (OHL) 1998-99: Played in 73 games with the Rangers, collecting 8-8-16 in his rookie season Made his NHL debut Oct. 10 at Montreal Recorded first NHL goal and point Oct. 20 vs. Edmonton Tallied game-winning goal and garnered first NHL assist Nov. 10 at Tampa Bay OTHER: Represented Canada at the 2000 and 1998 World Junior Championships Was team captain and won a bronze medal at 2000 WJC Tournament, tallying 0-2-2 and 8 PIM in seven games Was scoreless in seven games at the 1998 WJC Tournament.

JUNIOR CAREER:
Registered 34-65-99 and 59 PIM in 123 career OHL games during parts of three seasons Guelph Tallied 16-34-99 in 57 games and helped Guelph to OHL's best record in 1997-98 Added 7-6-13 in 12 playoff outings to lead club to the OHL Playoff championship and a spot in the Memorial Cup Tournament, where he was named a First Team All-Star Played in 1998 OHL All-Star Game Notched 16-28-44 and 26 PIM in 61 games as an OHL rookie in 1996-97 and added 7-7-14 and 11 PIM in 18 playoff games.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: NY Rangers' first pick, seventh overall, in 1998 Entry Draft... Acquired by Dallas with Barrett Heisten from the NY Rangers in exchange for Martin Rucinsky and Roman Lyashenko on Mar. 12, 2002 Claimed off waivers by Columbus on Nov. 21, 2003.

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