Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President, Hockey Operations Trevor Linden announced today 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 Trevor 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.”
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.
The Canucks have also welcomed three new members to the Human Performance department with Bryan Marshall as Strength and Development Coach, Graeme Poole as Rehab Therapist and Dr. Jim Bovard as the team’s primary care physician. Ryan Johnson …