New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Manny Malhotra. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Malhotra, 21, appeared in 50 matches with the Rangers last season, registering four goals and eight assists for 12 points, along with 31 penalty minutes. He matched a NHL career-high with eight assists, while establishing a career-high with 31 penalty minutes. Malhotra collected seven points (two goals, five assists) in the final 12 matches of the season. He also appeared in 28 matches with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), collecting five goals and six assists, along with a plus-5 rating and 69 penalty minutes. In post-season play, Malhotra skated in six matches for the Wolf Pack, registering 16 shots on goal.
The 6-2, 210-pounder has appeared in 150 career NHL games with the Rangers, registering 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points, along with 48 penalty minutes. In addition, Malhotra has appeared in 40 regular season contests with Hartford (AHL), registering six goals and 11 assists for 17 points. During the 2000 Calder Cup playoffs, he skated in all 23 playoff contests for the Wolf Pack, collecting one goal and two assists for three points, helping the club to the Calder Cup championship.