Vancouver Canucks land Maple Leafs assistant Manny Malhotra

Tom Banks
May 24, 2024  (5:14 PM)

Manny Malhotra, the newest Head Coach of the Abbotsford Canucks.
Photo credit: CTV News Vancouver

After four years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, former NHLer Manny Malhotra has now landed his first Head Coaching role with a familiar organization.

The Toronto Maple Leafs expected plenty of turnover in their coaching staff after announcing the hire of Craig Berube, and now we've seen their first big departure. Manny Malhotra, who joined the organization following a stint in Vancouver will now officially return West as he has accepted a job to be the newest coach of the AHL's Abbotsford Canucks.
General Manager Patrik Allvin announces that Manny Malhotra has been hired as the new head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks.
Malhotra has been with the Maple Leafs since 2020, and has worked in many areas including power play, penalty kill and face offs, but will now get the first Head Coaching role of his career.
«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.»

At 44-years of age, he has developed well as a coach in the NHL, and now he will look to take the next step in his career, while the Maple Leafs may look to the likes of the rumoured Marc Savard to take his role on their coaching staff.
Source: Blade of Steel