Vancouver Canucks sign centre Manny Malhotra to 3-year deal

Malhotra, 30, recorded 33 points (14-19-33) and finished +17 in 71 regular season games with the San Jose Sharks in 2009.10.

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Vancouver Canucks sign centre Manny Malhotra to 3-year deal

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed centre Manny Malhotra to a three-year deal. In keeping with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Malhotra, 30, recorded 33 points (14-19-33) and finished +17 in 71 regular season games with the San Jose Sharks in 2009.10. He also played in 15 playoff games, registering a goal and finishing second in the NHL in faceoff percentage, winning 60.7 percent of draws taken.

The Mississauga, ON native has played in 705 NHL games, registering 230 points (90-140-230) with San Jose, Columbus, Dallas and the New York Rangers.

Malhotra was a member of the bronze-medal winning Canadian team at the World Junior Hockey Championships in 2000. He also represented Canada at the World Championships in 2002.

The 6’2”, 202-lbs centreman was originally selected seventh overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1995-1996 Mississauga Reps-MTHL 54 27 44 71 62
1996-1997 Guelph Storm-OHL 61 16 28 44 26
1997-1998 Guelph Storm-OHL 57 16 35 51 29
1997-1998 Guelph Storm-M-Cup 5 1 6 7 2
1998-1999 Rangers 73 8 8 16 -2 13 1 0 2 61 13.1
1999-2000 Rangers 27 0 0 0 -6 4 0 0 0 18 0.0
1999-2000 Canada-WJC-A 7 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 10
1999-2000 Guelph Storm-OHL 5 2 2 4 3 4 0 0 0
1999-2000 Hartford Wolf Pack-AHL 12 1 5 6 0 2 0 0 0 17 5.9
2000-2001 Hartford Wolf Pack-AHL 28 5 6 11 5 69 0 0 1 61 8.2
2000-2001 Rangers 50 4 8 12 -10 31 0 0 2 46 8.7
2001-2002 Rangers 56 7 6 13 -1 42 0 1 1 41 17.1
2001-2002 Stars 16 1 0 1 -3 5 0 0 0 19 5.3
2001-2002 Canada-WC-A 7 0 0 0 4
2002-2003 Stars 59 3 7 10 -2 42 0 0 1 62 4.8
2003-2004 Stars 9 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 4 0.0
2003-2004 Blue Jackets 56 12 13 25 -5 24 1 0 2 103 11.7
2004-2005 ZM Olimpija Ljubljana-Slovenia 13 6 7 13 20
2004-2005 ZM Olimpija Ljubljana-Interliga 13 7 7 14 16
2004-2005 HV 71 Jonkoping-Sweden 20 5 2 7 16
2005-2006 Blue Jackets 58 10 21 31 1 41 1 1 0 102 9.8
2006-2007 Blue Jackets 82 9 16 25 -8 76 2 0 3 109 8.3
2007-2008 Blue Jackets 71 11 18 29 -3 34 2 0 2 112 9.8
2008-2009 Blue Jackets 77 11 24 35 9 28 0 0 3 116 9.5
2009-2010 Sharks 71 14 19 33 17 41 2 0 4 111 12.6
NHL Totals 705 90 140 230 -15 385 9 2 20 904 10.0
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1996-1997 Guelph Storm-OHL 18 7 7 14 11
1997-1998 Guelph Storm-OHL 12 7 6 13 8
1999-2000 Guelph Storm-OHL 6 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
1999-2000 Hartford Wolf Pack-AHL 23 1 2 3 10 0 0 0
2000-2001 Hartford Wolf Pack-AHL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002-2003 Stars 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3
2008-2009 Blue Jackets 4 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
2009-2010 Sharks 15 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 37 2.7
NHL Totals 24 2 0 2 -2 0 1 0 0 44 4.5