Sunny Mehta pioneered the first full time analytics department in the National Hockey League, serving as Director of Hockey Analytics for the New Jersey Devils until the 2017-18 season. He was previously a consultant to NHL teams and a proprietary derivatives trader for Peak6 Capital Management at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Sunny spent seven years in the early portion of his career as a professional poker player. He co-authored two bestselling poker strategy books, “Professional No-Limit Hold’em” (Two Plus Two Publishing) and “Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em” (Dimat Publishing).
A native of northern New Jersey, Sunny grew up playing ice hockey and practicing his guitar. He graduated from the Frost School of Music at University of Miami with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Guitar. He is currently pursuing his MSc in Data Science from the City University of New York’s Masters program.