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Louis Boileau-Domingue, known professionally as Louis Domingue (born March 6, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Domingue was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the fifth round, 138th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Louis Domingue
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Domingue with the Springfield Falcons in 2015.
Born (1992-03-06) March 6, 1992 (age 27)
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
NHL team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Arizona Coyotes
NHL Draft 138th overall, 2010
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2012–present

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Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Domingue was drafted 13th overall by the Moncton Wildcats in the 2008 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Entry Draft, and he played major junior hockey in the QMJHL with both the Wildcats and the Quebec Remparts. Then he was selected to play in the 2010 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[1] Domingue was subsequently drafted by the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and, on June 1, 2011, he was signed by the team to a three-year, entry-level contract.[2]

 
Domingue with the Moncton Wildcats in 2009.

Domingue was assigned to play the 2011–12 season with the Remparts, where he led all QMJHL goaltenders with a .914 save percentage before making his professional debut the following year, playing the 2012–13 season with both the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL.[3]

Phoenix/Arizona CoyotesEdit

In the 2014–15 season, after Arizona traded its backup goaltender Devan Dubnyk to the Minnesota Wild, Domingue was recalled to the NHL for the first time to back-up starter Mike Smith. Domingue made his NHL debut appearing in relief and allowing two goals in a 7–2 defeat to the Ottawa Senators on January 31, 2015.[4] The following day, Domingue received his first NHL start, and recorded his first win, in a 3–2 victory over the then-Eastern Conference-leading Montreal Canadiens. He finished the season as Smith's full-time backup.[5]

In the 2015–16 season, Domingue was again recalled, following an injury to Mike Smith. Originally intended to back-up Anders Lindbäck during Smith's injury, Domingue's strong play moved him ahead of Lindbäck and into the temporary starting role. On June 27, 2016, Domingue signed a two-year contract extension with Arizona.[6]

Tampa Bay LightningEdit

Domingue began the 2017–18 season as Arizona's backup goaltender. With an injury to newly-acquired starter Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers, Domingue was unable to hold the fort, going winless in seven games. On October 29, 2017, Domingue was placed on waivers by the Coyotes, but cleared waivers the next day, and was the assigned to the Coyotes' AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, on October 31, 2017.[7][8][9] On November 14, 2017, before appearing with the Roadrunners, the Coyotes traded Domingue to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for goaltender Michael Leighton and forward Tye McGinn.[10]

On June 22, 2018, the Lightning signed Domingue to a two-year, $2.3 million contract extension.[11] On December 10, 2018, Domingue was named the NHL's second star of the week.[12] On February 2, 2019, Domingue helped the Lightning record a 3–2 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.[13] The win was Domingue's ninth straight win. The win tied him with John Grahame (2005–06) and Andrei Vasilevskiy (2017–18) for the longest win streak by a Lightning goaltender.[14] On February 10, 2019, Domingue set the franchise record with his 10th straight win, which came in a 5–2 Lightning victory over the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center.[15][16] On February 19, 2019, Domingue extended his win streak to 11-games in a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.[17][18] Domingue's streak came to an end against the Boston Bruins on February 28, 2019.[19] Despite being 21-5, his goals against average was a terrible 2.88.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 Lac Saint-Louis Lions QMAAA 35 22 9 0 1732 90 2 3.12 13 8 2 761 33 1 2.60
2008–09 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 12 5 3 2 621 24 0 2.32 .930
2009–10 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 22 11 9 0 1195 56 1 2.81 .902
2009–10 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 19 9 8 0 1017 43 2 2.54 .910 9 3 5 455 33 0 4.35 .863
2010–11 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 57 37 12 3 3033 134 2 2.65 .898 18 11 6 996 41 1 2.47 .913
2011–12 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 39 23 8 4 2162 94 4 2.61 .914 11 7 4 679 30 0 2.65 .897
2012–13 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 34 23 9 2 2051 92 3 2.69 .904 10 6 4 619 23 2 2.23 .926
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 2 1 0 0 100 4 0 2.40 .931
2013–14 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 7 1 3 2 388 13 1 2.01 .939
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 36 9 18 2 1783 108 1 3.63 .890
2014–15 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 2 1 1 0 119 2 1 1.01 .958
2014–15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 7 1 2 1 308 14 0 2.73 .911
2015–16 Springfield Falcons AHL 13 6 6 1 778 33 1 2.55 .919
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 39 15 18 4 2188 101 2 2.75 .912
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 31 11 15 1 1599 82 0 3.08 .908
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 7 0 6 0 388 28 0 4.33 .856
2017–18 Syracuse Crunch AHL 18 13 5 0 1077 39 2 2.17 .919
2017–18 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 12 7 3 1 686 33 0 2.89 .914 1 0 0 19 0 0 0.00 1.00
2018–19 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 26 21 5 0 1561 75 0 2.88 .908
NHL totals 122 55 49 8 6,747 333 2 2.96 .907 1 0 0 19 0 0 0.00 1.00

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
QMJHL
CHL Top Prospects Game (Team Orr) 2010 [20]
Best save percentage (.914) 2012 [21]

RecordsEdit

  • Longest win streak by a Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender, 11 (2018–19)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Three Winterhawks Tapped for CHL Top Prospects Game". Portland Winterhawks. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  2. ^ "Coyotes Sign Szwarz, Domingue to Entry-Level Deals". Phoenix Coyotes. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  3. ^ "Louis Domingue prospect profile". Hockey's Future. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  4. ^ "Four goal third period powers Senators past Coyotes". National Hockey League. 2015-01-31. Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  5. ^ "Domingue gets first NHL win, Coyotes top Canadiens". National Hockey League. 2015-02-01. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
  6. ^ "Coyotes sign Louis Domingue to multi-year contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  7. ^ Drake, Tyler (October 29, 2017). "Arizona Coyotes place goalie Louis Domingue on waivers". Arizona Sports. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  8. ^ Vest, Dave (October 30, 2017). "Pre-Game Capsule: Coyotes at Flyers". NHL.com. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  9. ^ "Coyotes Recall Hanley, Assign Domingue to AHL". NHL.com. October 31, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  10. ^ "Lightning acquire goaltender Louis Domingue from Arizona". Tampa Bay Lightning. November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "Lightning sign goaltender Louis Domingue to two-year contract". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Pettersson leads 3 Stars of the Week". NHL.com. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  13. ^ "Rangers' Rally From 3-0 Deficit Falls Short Against Lightning". nytimes.com. February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  14. ^ @PR_NHL (2 February 2019). "Louis Domingue matched the Lightning franchise record for the longest win streak by a netminder, joining John Grahame (2005-06) and Andrei Vasilevskiy (2017-18)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ @TBLightning (2 February 2019). "With tonight's victory, Louis Domingue has won his 10th-straight game to establish a Bolts franchise record for most consecutive wins by a goaltender" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Ryan Callahan scores in his return to lineup as Lightning beats Panthers". Tampabay.com. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  17. ^ @TBLightning (19 February 2019). "Make it 11 wins in a row for Louis" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  18. ^ "Miller leads Lightning past Flyers for seventh straight win". usatoday.com. February 19, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  19. ^ "Lightning-Bruins: Observations from Tampa Bay's 4-1 loss at the Garden". tampabay.com. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  20. ^ "Spooner's goal gives Cherry the win". The Globe and Mail. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  21. ^ "Louis Domingue career biography". American Hockey League. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03.

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