Manny Malhotra Hired as Leafs’ Assistant Coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Manny Malhotra as their Assistant Coach and will be the first coach of Asian descent to regularly stand behind a NHL bench. Previously an Assistant Coach with the Vancouve Canucks since 2017 where he was responsible for pre-scouting and individual player development while presenting an “eye-in-the-sky role” during games, Malhotra will be working primairly with Toronto’s forwards and powerplay units.

The work ethic, character, intelligence and attention to detail that made Manny the ultimate teammate when he played are all assets that have translated to his coaching.

Leafs Head Coach Sheldon Keefe to (2020)

A second-generation Punjabi-Canadian, Malhotra played 16 seasons in the NHL and was one of the league’s best two-way forwards and posted the fourth-highest career faceoff winning percentage (58.85%) ever.