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Manny Malhotra
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Manny Malhotra  #20

NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: May 18, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: NYR / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)

Last Game: Won 10-of-13 faceoffs (77%) and was (even) in 11:49 of ice time at DET (4/11)

* Ranks second in the NHL with a 59.2 faceoff win percentage through games of 4/12

* Has recorded an (even) or better rating in 55 of 69 games with the Hurricanes

* Carolina has won or tied the faceoff battle in 53 of 69 games he has played for the team

* Recorded his first three-point game (2g, 1a) since Nov. 6, 2010 on 1/25 vs. OTT

* Scored goals in three consecutive games (12/31-1/4: 3g, 1a) for the first time since the 2007-08 season (3/16/08-3/19/08)

* Recorded his first multi-point game of the season (1g, 1a) at WSH (1/2)

* Scored his first overtime goal since April 5, 2001 vs. PHI (11/5)

* Became the first NHL player to go at least 12 years between regular-season overtime goals since Martin Gelinas had a streak of just more than 13 years from Jan. 1990 to March 2003 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau) vs. PHI (11/5)

HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 68 gp, 6-6-12, 18 pim

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. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, October 31, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares