Sunny Mehta

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Sunny Mehta (born April 7, 1978, Grand Rapids, Michigan) is the Director of Hockey Analytics for the New Jersey Devils.[1] Previously a professional poker player, options trader, writer, and musician, he is co-author of "Professional No-Limit Hold 'em: Volume I" (Two Plus Two Publishing) and "Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em", with Ed Miller and Matt Flynn.[2]


Mehta grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, and graduated from Ramapo High School. He studied Jazz Guitar and Studio Music at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to perform and record with various local acts.[3]


Mehta began playing poker as a hobby in 2003, and by 2004 was playing professionally in high-stakes no-limit Texas hold 'em games. After moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he met poker author Ed Miller and publisher Mason Malmuth. Mehta and Miller, along with poker player Matt Flynn, co-authored "Professional No-Limit Hold 'em: Volume I", which was released by Malmuth's Two Plus Two Publishing in 2007.[4] The book immediately became the #1 gambling and poker book on Amazon's bestseller list.[5]

The author team of Mehta, Miller, and Flynn left Two Plus Two to self-publish their highly anticipated second book, "Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em", which was released in 2009.[6]

Mehta went on to do statistical analysis of NHL hockey games, and he published articles about it. He was hired by the New Jersey Devils in 2014 to be their Director of Hockey Analytics.[7]


  • Matt Flynn, Sunny Mehta, and Ed Miller (2007). Professional No Limit Hold 'Em: Volume I. ISBN 1-880685-40-X. 
  • Ed Miller, Sunny Mehta, and Matt Flynn (2009). Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em. 
  • Eddie Dejean and the New Orleans Funk Project (Media notes). Eddie Dejean and the New Orleans Funk Project (Sunny Mehta - guitar). 2003. 
  • Scoot Boogie Baby (Media notes). Lani Ramos (Sunny Mehta - guitar). 2004. 
  • 13th place in the 2006 World Poker Open $1,500 Buy-In No-Limit Hold 'em Event [8]


  1. ^ "Devils Hire Mehta". Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Mehta Homepage". Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Sunny Mehta Biography". Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Sunny Mehta Biography". Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Article on Sunny Mehta". Archived from the original on 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  6. ^ "SSNLH Book Review". Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Devils Enter Analytics Age". Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  8. ^ "Poker Database". Retrieved 2007-08-03. 

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