Max Domi
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Max Domi

Hometown:

Toronto Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-03-02

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

1st round (12th overall), 2013

Weight:

194 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2010-11: Max Domi played in two junior games with the OJHL St. Michael’s Buzzers and played midget AAA hockey with the Don Mills Flyers. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist in his brief stint with the Buzzers. Domi scored 27 goals with 30 assists in 30 minor midget games with Don Mills and had 2 goals with 3 assists and 10 penalty minutes in seven games at the OHL Cup. He represented Ontario in the 2011 Canada Winter Games and in six games scored 1 goal with 3 assists. Domi was selected by Kingston in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2011 OHL Priority Selection and was taken by the Indiana Ice in the second round (eighth overall) of the 2011 USHL Futures Draft.

2011-12: Domi played for London in the OHL after the Knights obtained his rights from Kingston in a late August trade and skated for Canada Ontario in the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge. Domi scored 21 goals with 28 assists in 62 games for London and was plus-13 with 48 penalty minutes. London dominated the OHL regular season and captured the playoff championship. Domi scored 4 goals with 5 assists and was plus-four with 10 penalty minutes in 19 playoff games. In four games at the Memorial Cup he was an even plus/minus with 1 goal and 2 assists. Domi scored 3 goals with 4 assists and had 14 penalty minutes in six games for Canada Ontario at the WHC.

2012-13: Domi and London teammate Bo Horvat were members of Canada’s gold medal squad at the 2012 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August before returning to the Knights, who once again finished with the OHL’s best record. Domi was London’s leading scorer, finishing with 39 goals and 48 assists in 64 games and was plus-33 with 71 penalty minutes. London won 50 of 68 games in regulation in finishing first in the Midwest Division. The Knights advanced to the OHL Finals and in his first 19 playoff games Domi scored 11 goals with 18 assists and was plus-nine with 24 penalty minutes. In seven games at the Ivan Hlinka tournament he scored 3 goals with 4 assists. Domi was ranked 19th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

Sometimes you watch Domi on the ice dipsy-doodling through an entire roster and you wonder how this kid won’t succeed. But other times you watch him unnecessarily dipsy-doodling through an entire roster as his teammates stand with their sticks at the ready, only to turn the puck over in the neutral zone, and you wonder if he’ll ever get it.

Domi is truly a kid whose talents are bigger than the game he plays. That’s fine when you are better than 90-percent of the other kids on the ice, but he will have to find a way to integrate his teammates in the game more as he progresses as he won’t have that freedom to freewheel.

He does have great hands and when he chooses to pass, can be absolutely spectacular in that skill. Domi’s also not afraid to mix it up, but can be goaded into retaliatory penalties.

 

Future

Domi was signed shortly after his draft so it looks like the Coyotes are counting on him making a run at the roster soon. Domi has a style that fits well with the scrappy Coyotes and an NHL stay is not out of the question even at his young age.

 

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