Champion — Manny Malhotra

Toronto Maple Leafs Assistant Coach, NHL Alumni

Manny Malhotra is an Assistant Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He attributes prioritizing physical health and diet as key factors to the longevity of his 17-year NHL career.

Manny Malhotra is an Assistant Coach for the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs

He was drafted 7th overall by the New York Rangers in 1998. Over an accomplished 17-year career with seven different NHL teams in Canada and the US, Manny defined his game as a two-way forward, a faceoff specialist and team leader.

Manny’s coaching career began with the Vancouver Canucks as Player Development Coach and in 2020 he was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs as Assistant Coach. Highly respected for his leadership and on-ice credentials, Manny is proud to be the second player of South Asian descent to play in the NHL.

Manny is a husband and devoted father of four children. Both his family and career as an athlete have provided him with a strong appreciation for the important role of physical and mental health.

Manny’s Health Tip

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Don’t let an idea be just an abstract thought. Put it out there so it becomes something. If you apply yourself you’re going to be more successful. The narrative you tell yourself is either going to support or take away from whatever effort you choose to pursue.