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Sudarshan “Sudsie” Maharaj (Sud-DAREshun
MAH-ha-raj) is in his third season as
Goaltending Coach for the Anaheim Ducks.
In 2017-18, the Ducks established a franchiserecord
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.
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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
Joe Piscotty is in the midst of his eighth season
as Video Coach, his ninth overall season with
the organization. Piscotty originally joined the
Ducks prior to the 2010-11 season as a video
scouting analyst, assisting Hockey Operations with special projects before
moving to his current role on Dec. 2, 2011.
Piscotty worked with the University of Michigan’s hockey team from
2006-08, serving as a graduate student manager under Head Coach Red
Berenson. He was with the Wolverines when the club advanced to the
Frozen Four in 2008. While at Michigan, Piscotty also earned a Master’s in
In addition, Piscotty served as a hockey operations assistant for the
University of Denver’s men’s squad from 2008-10. He completed his time at
Denver with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). A native
of Huntington Beach, Piscotty earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business
Administration from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada in 2006.
Joe and his wife, Carrie, reside in Huntington Beach with daughters,
Kadence and Lea.