When the last name of “Domi” comes up in a hockey-related conversation, the inevitable conclusion is that this reference is to former NHL tough-guy, Tie Domi. But the former Toronto Maple Leafs' forward has a son named Max who happens to be a pretty good hockey player, and who could in time change the perception of the Domi name.
In 2012-13, Domi finished among the top 10 OHL scorers during the regular season, netting 39 goals and adding 48 assists for a total of 87 points. He followed that up with a strong showing in the OHL playoffs, finishing second in scoring with 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points in 21 games. Domi didn't fare quite as well at the 2013 Memorial Cup, where picked up one goal and two assists in five games but was a -9 for the tournament.
Domi is ranked 19th among North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings for the 2013 NHL Draft, and 25th overall in ISS Hockey's final rankings. The Toronto, ON native could be chosen higher than those rankings if there is a team that is willing to overlook Domi's 5'10” frame, which is considered to be on the smaller side for a top NHL prospect.
Domi spoke with the media at the 2013 NHL Combine, a portion of which is captured in this Hockey's Future video.
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