Sudarshan "Sudsie" Maharaj (Sud-DARE-shun MAH-ha-raj) is in his third season as Goaltending Coach for the Anaheim Ducks. In 2017-18, the Ducks established a franchise-record with a .923 SV%, which co-led all NHL teams. 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. Maharaj continues to help develop young goaltenders in the Korean national team system.
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 (17) and Katherine (14).