Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Manny Malhotra
Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Manny Malhotra played for the local Reps in the MTHL before joining the Guelph Storm of the OHL in 1996-97. The next year he registered 51 points in 57 games for the club and helped them reach the Memorial Cup tournament. Malhotra was named to the tournament All-Star Team and won the George Parsons trophy as the Most Sportsmanlike Player at the Memorial Cup. That year he also played for Canada at the World Junior Championships and was was the seventh overall pick of the New York Rangers at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

During the 1998-99 season, Malhotra played 73 games as a rookie and went through the normal growing pains but did represent Canada at the 2000 World Junior Championships. His play tailed off the next season and he spent time in junior before joining the Rangers AHL affiliate in Hartford where he contributed to a Calder Cup championship. In 2000-01, Malhotra played most of the season in New York but struggled with his defensive play at times. He also played part of the year in Hartford but came to training camp in 2001 with the intention of staying in the NHL for the entire schedule.

Malhotra spent the entire 2001-02 season in the NHL, however, after 56 games with the Rangers he was traded to the Dallas Stars where he played up until the early stages of the 2003-04 season before being put on waivers and subsequently claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Upon his arrival with Columbus the former first rounder went on to have his most productive season offensively, registering 25 points (12-13-25) in 56 games.

On July 1, 2010, Malhotra found himself an unrestricted free agent and signed a 3-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Mississauga Reps MTHL 54 27 44 71 62
1996-97 Guelph Storm OHL 61 16 28 44 26 18 7 7 14 11
1997-98 Guelph Storm OHL 57 16 35 51 29 12 7 6 13 8
1997-98 Guelph Storm M-Cup 5 1 6 7 2
1998-99 New York Rangers NHL 73 8 8 16 13 -2
1999-00 New York Rangers NHL 27 0 0 0 4 -6
1999-00 Canada WJC-A 7 0 2 2 8 +1
1999-00 Guelph Storm OHL 5 2 2 4 4 +3 6 0 2 2 4
1999-00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 12 1 5 6 2 0 23 1 2 3 10
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 50 4 8 12 31 -10
2000-01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 28 5 6 11 69 +5 5 0 0 0 0
2001-02 New York Rangers NHL 56 7 6 13 42 -1
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 16 1 0 1 5 -3
2001-02 Canada WC-A 7 0 0 0 4 +1
2002-03 Dallas Stars NHL 59 3 7 10 42 -2 5 1 0 1 0
2003-04 Dallas Stars NHL 9 0 0 0 4 -2
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 56 12 13 25 24 -5
2004-05 ZM Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 13 6 7 13 20
2004-05 ZM Olimpija Ljubljana Interliga 13 7 7 14 16
2004-05 HV 71 Jonkoping Sweden 20 5 2 7 16
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 58 10 21 31 41 +1
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 9 16 25 76 -8
2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 71 11 18 29 34 -3
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 77 11 24 35 28 +9 4 0 0 0 0
2009-10 San Jose Sharks NHL 71 14 19 33 41 +17 15 1 0 1 0
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 72 11 19 30 22 +9 6 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 7 11 18 14 -11 5 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 0 0 0 0 -3
NHL Totals 864 108 170 278 421 35 2 0 2 0


Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1998)
George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup - Most Sportsmanlike Player) (1998)
Traded to Dallas by NY Rangers with Barrett Heisten for Martin Rucinsky and Roman Lyashenko, March 12, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Columbus from Dallas, November 21, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Ljubljana (Slovenia), October 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Jonkoping (Sweden), December 20, 2004. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 23, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 1, 2010. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring eye injury,