Malhotra joins Sharks after career year

Updated: September 23, 2009, 9:12 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks have signed free-agent center Manny Malhotra to a contract.

The team did not announce terms of the deal Wednesday. Malhotra has played 12 seasons in the NHL, posting a career-high 35 points last season with Columbus when he had 11 goals and 24 assists. He also won 58 percent of his faceoffs for the fourth-best mark in the league.

Malhotra has also played with the New York Rangers and Dallas in his career. He has 76 career goals and 121 assists.

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