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Max Domi (born March 2, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round, 12th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. His father is former NHL player for the Toronto Maple leafs Tie Domi.[1]

Max Domi
Born (1995-03-02) March 2, 1995 (age 24)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Arizona Coyotes
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2013
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2015–present

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Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Domi was selected by the Kingston Frontenacs with the eighth pick of the 2011 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) draft, but was subsequently traded for three second-round draft picks to the London Knights.[2] In his OHL debut against the Saginaw Spirit, on September 23, 2011, Domi scored a hat-trick and recorded an assist to lead the Knights in an 8–0 victory.[3] During the 2011–12 season, he won a bronze medal with Team Ontario at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge,[4] and helped the Knights capture the 2012 OHL Championship. Domi was rated as a top prospect who fulfilled the expectation to be a first round selection at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[5]

During the 2012–13 season, Domi played with Team Canada to win a gold medal at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament,[6] was an invited participant at the 2013 CHL Top Prospects Game[7] and led his London Knights team to capture their second consecutive OHL Championship.[8][9] He was also a part of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, being named the tournament's Best Forward and entering the All-Star Team.[1][10]

At the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Domi was selected 12th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. His father, Tie, had previously played for the franchise when it was known as the Winnipeg Jets (the team would move to Phoenix in 1996). On July 14, 2013, Domi signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Phoenix.[11]

Arizona CoyotesEdit

Coyotes' general manager Don Maloney confirmed fan speculation by saying he acquired prospect Anthony Duclair from the New York Rangers in the hopes he would develop line chemistry with Domi.[12] This was due to the fact that during the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship both Duclair and Domi showed visible chemistry and were key components in leading team Canada to gold.[13]

In his first NHL season, Domi developed instant line chemistry with Duclair, earning the duo the nickname "The Killer D's".[14] Domi scored his first career assist and goal in his NHL debut against the Los Angeles Kings on October 9, 2015, against Jonathan Quick.[15] On January 12, 2016, Domi recorded his first career NHL hat trick against the Edmonton Oilers. Two of his goals came on the powerplay, and defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson assisted on all three goals.[16][17]

Montreal CanadiensEdit

On June 15, 2018, Domi was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk.[18] The following day, Domi signed a two-year, $6.3 million contract extension with Montreal.[19] In a preseason game against the Florida Panthers on September 19, Domi sucker punched Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad, resulting in Domi's suspension for the remainder of the preseason.[20]

On October 3, 2018, Domi recorded two assists in the season opener as the Canadiens lost 3–2 in overtime to the Toronto Maple Leafs.[21] On October 17, Domi scored his first goal for Montreal in a 3–2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.[22] On November 10, Domi registered two assists against the Vegas Golden Knights, bringing his season tally to 21. He became the first Canadiens player during the season to surpass the 20-point mark.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

Domi was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, when his father, Tie was a member of the original Winnipeg Jets franchise.[1] Growing up, Domi's favourite team was the Toronto Maple Leafs, partially due to his father's many seasons with the club. Domi is of Albanian descent—his paternal grandparents immigrated to Canada during wars and tumult in Albania.[24]

Domi has Type 1 Diabetes which was diagnosed at age 12 following a hockey tournament in Detroit.[25] He regulates his blood sugar levels using an insulin pump attached to his hip. During games, he excuses himself every 15 minutes to test his blood glucose level. Domi wore the number 16 during his time in Arizona in homage to Bobby Clarke, a famed hockey player who also suffered with the condition.[3] He has a specially trained service dog, Orion, who will wake Max up if his blood sugar falls below a certain threshold at night.

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   Canada Ontario
Ice hockey
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
  2012 Windsor
Representing   Canada
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
  2012 Piešťany
IIHF World U20 Championship
  2015 Canada
IIHF World Championship
  2016 Russia

Domi represented Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, winning gold. Domi later made his senior national debut with Canada at the 2016 World Championship.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Don Mills Flyers GTHL 30 27 30 57
2010–11 St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 2 1 1 2 0
2011–12 London Knights OHL 62 21 28 49 48 19 4 5 9 10
2012–13 London Knights OHL 64 39 48 87 71 21 11 21 32 26
2013–14 London Knights OHL 61 34 59 93 90 9 4 6 10 8
2014–15 London Knights OHL 57 32 70 102 66 9 5 4 9 16
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 81 18 34 52 72
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 59 9 29 38 40
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 82 9 36 45 73
2018–19 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 28 44 72 80
NHL totals 304 64 143 207 265

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Canada Ontario WHC17   6 3 4 7 14
2012 Canada IH18   5 3 4 7 2
2015 Canada WJC   7 5 5 10 4
2016 Canada WC   10 1 0 1 4
Junior totals 18 11 13 24 20
Senior totals 10 1 0 1 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Year
World U-17 Hockey Challenge Bronze Medal with Team Ontario 2012 [26]
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal with Team Canada 2012 [27]
CHL Top Prospects Game 2013 [28]
World Junior Ice Hockey Championship: Gold Medal with Team Canada, Best Forward 2015 [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Farrell, Sean (December 28, 2014). "Domi using childhood advice for Canada at WJC". NHL.com.
  2. ^ "FRONTENACS TRADE MAX DOMI". kingstonfrontenacs.com. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Morreale, Mike G. (June 3, 2013). "Domi's hard work, skill make him top Draft prospect". NHL.com. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "Domi Shines As Ontario Wins Bronze At U17 Challenge". Hockey Now: WHL News. July 8, 2012. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  5. ^ "2013 NHL Draft Prospects". hockeyprospect.com. June 12, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "This Domi produces a different kind of hockey highlights". The Star Phoenix. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "2013 CHL NHL Top Prospects Game Preview". TheHockeyWriters.com. January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "Picking Prospects: Domi Could Fall To Islanders On Draft Day". EyesOnIsles.com. June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  9. ^ "Unfinished business". The London Free Press. April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  10. ^ a b Merk, Martin (January 5, 2015). "Godly Godla". IIHF. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "Coyotes sign Max Domi to three-year entry level contract". Arizona Coyotes. July 14, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  12. ^ Green, Adam (March 3, 2015). "Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney: 'These were moves that needed to be made'". arizonasports.com. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  13. ^ Mike G. Morreale (January 6, 2015). "Canada holds off Russia to win gold at WJC". NHL.com. Toronto. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  14. ^ Mahiban, Dhiren (November 4, 2015). "Killer Ds Making Hockey in Arizona Matter". sports.vice.com. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  15. ^ "Coyotes forward Domi scores in NHL debut". NHL.com. October 10, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Coyotes' Max Domi: Dials in first career hat trick". cbssports.com. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  17. ^ The Associated Press (January 13, 2016). "Max Domi nets first hat trick, Ekman-Larrson scores late in OT to give Arizona Coyotes 4-3 win over Edmonton Oilers". Glendale, AZ: National Post. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  18. ^ "Canadiens acquire Domi from Coyotes for Galchenyuk". TSN. June 15, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  19. ^ "Canadiens sign Max Domi to 2-year, $6.3M deal". sportsnet.ca. June 16, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  20. ^ "Domi suspended remainder of preseason for action in Canadiens game". NHL.com. September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "NHL Recap - Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs". CBSSports.com. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  22. ^ Hickey, Pat (October 18, 2018). "Canadiens score very early and very, very late to edge the Blues". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  23. ^ Cudzinowski, Matt. "Numbers Game: Golden Knights @ Canadiens". NHL.com. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  24. ^ "Max Domi's NHL Draft Profile". National Hockey League. May 6, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  25. ^ McLellan, Sarah. "A Coyote and his dog: Canine companion helps NHL rookie cope with diabetes". azcentral.com. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  26. ^ "Team Ontario Wins Bronze at U17 Challenge". AllianceHockey.com. May 6, 2012. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  27. ^ "MacKinnon, Domi help lead Canada to gold". HockeysFuture.com. July 3, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  28. ^ "Home Hardware CHL Top Prospects Game". homehardwaretopprospects.com. January 4, 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2013.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Henrik Samuelsson
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2013
Succeeded by
Brendan Perlini