Mike is from the Grosse Pointe, MI area and is entering into his first year as scout for the Knights. With over seven years of Michigan High School coaching and travel hockey experience, he is currently the Head Varsity Hockey Coach at University Liggett School (Grosse Pointe, MI) where they just won the 2018 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Regional Championship.


Maltese started his hockey career in the Grosse Pointe Hockey Association, playing six years for the Grosse Pointe Bulldogs, before making the jump to the Harper Woods Notre Dame High School hockey team.  While at Notre Dame, he led his team to a League Championship, Regional Finals, and earned All-League Honors. After high school, Mike played two years in the Belle Tire Midget Major AAA program. As captain, he led the team in scoring. From there he was drafted into the USHL by the Des Moines Buccaneers, tendered and played for the Youngstown Phantoms in the NAHL for two years, with one year played under current head coach for the Knights, Tom Kowal. Mike then received a scholarship to play Division I college hockey at Northern Michigan University in the CCHA.

Mike resides in Grosse Pointe, MI with his wife Dani, and son Benny.