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Good Sports: From Music to Poker to Hockey

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
September 2014
Good Sports: From Music to Poker to Hockey

Sunny Mehta, a former professional poker player, has been hired by the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils to lead their new analytics department. Born in Michigan and raised in New Jersey, Mehta has followed an atypical career path.

After earning a degree in jazz guitar and studio music from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, he began his career as a professional jazz musician in New Orleans. He later spent seven years as a professional poker player, and co-authored two bestselling poker books.

In recent years, he has turned himself into a stats guru and worked on quantitative analysis of sports markets. He’ll use advanced statistics to help the Devils evaluate players and field the best team possible.


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