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Samer Dagher
May 24, 2024  (4:23 PM)
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Former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Manny Malhotra
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The Vancouver Canucks have officially announced the hiring of Manny Malhotra from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Change was expected for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, and reports suggest that after bringing in veteran coach Craig Berube, they continued to revamp their coaching staff. Today, it was confirmed that Toronto assistant coach Manny Malhotra would be leaving the franchise.
The news was shared by the Vancouver Canucks X account, stating that General Manager Patrik Allvin has appointed Manny Malhotra as the new head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks.
General Manager Patrik Allvin announces that Manny Malhotra has been hired as the new head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks.

Malhotra expressed his excitement in a statement, saying,
«Being able to return the to the Vancouver Canucks organization is an incredible opportunity for both me and my family,» said Malhotra. «Getting the chance to help develop the next wave of young talent is an honour and a privilege. We have a lot of good prospects in the group, and I can't wait to get started on the ice. I would like to thank the Toronto Maple Leafs as well for providing me the opportunity to work with them the past four years.»

During his time in Toronto, Malhotra worked on various aspects of the game, including the power play, penalty kill, and specializing in face-offs last season. This marks his first professional head coaching job and allows him to return to a franchise where he achieved significant success in his playing career.
Congratulations to Manny Malhotra on his new role!
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