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Manny Malhotra joins Canucks as development coach

Manny Malhotra joins Canucks as development coach

mannyVancouver Canucks President, Hockey Operations, Trevor Linden announced on Thursday that the club has named Manny Malhotra to the position of development coach.

“We’re pleased to have Manny re-join the organization and work with our coaching staff to help develop and mentor the players,” said Linden. “Manny has a wealth of experience from nearly two decades of playing in the National Hockey League. His character, work ethic, skill and perseverance are qualities we value and know will benefit our team.”

According to a Canucks press release, Malhotra joins the Canucks coaching staff on a part time basis for practices at home, and will work with players to develop specialized skills, including face-offs, and systems. He will also travel on occasion to work with Canucks prospects. Malhotra brings 18 years of NHL experience, playing for the New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, and Montreal Canadiens and amassed 295 points (116-179-295) and 451 penalty minutes in 991 games.

According to Wikipedia, “Malhotra was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. His father, Shadi was born in Lahore and worked as a research chemist for Xerox. He holds over 110 patents and is now retired. His mother, Lise, is a French-Canadian and was a stay-at-home mom. His parents both hold doctorate degrees from the Université Laval in Quebec City.”

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