Sudarshan “Sudsie” Maharaj (Sud-DARE-shun MAH-ha-raj) is in the midst of his seventh season as goaltending coach for the Anaheim Ducks. Under his leadership, the Ducks established a franchise-record with a .923 SV%, which co-led all NHL teams in 2017-18. In addition, both Ryan Miller (.928) and John Gibson (.926) surpassed the individual single-season franchise record for SV% (.924, Jonas Hiller in 2010-11, Gibson in 2016-17).
Maharaj joined the Ducks organization prior to the 2013-14 season in a consultant role focused on the club’s AHL affiliate in Norfolk, VA. Maharaj continued in the role throughout the team’s transition to San Diego for the 2015-16 season, where he helped Gulls goaltenders to a 39-23-8 record, 2.87 GAA, .906 SV% and a berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
A native of Trinidad, Maharaj spent eight seasons with the New York Islanders from 2003-06 (goaltending coach) and 2009-12 (goaltending consultant). He also helped develop the National Goaltending Development Program for Hockey Canada (2005-07) and served as goaltending consultant for the Korean national hockey team in preparation for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Raised in Toronto from the age of six, Maharaj was a member of the 1984-85 National Hockey Championship York University team and played six seasons of pro hockey in Sweden.
Sudarshan and his wife, Yvonne, have two daughters, Alexandra (21) and Katherine (18).