Max Domi
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Max Domi


Toronto Ontario

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1st round (12th overall), 2013


194 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


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 the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Phoenix in the first round (12th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft

2013-14: Domi signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Coyotes in July 2013 and attended his first training camp before returning to London for his third OHL season. He skated for the OHL All-Stars in the Subway Super Series against Russia but was not selected to play for Canada in the 2014 World Juniors. He skated in 61 games for the Knights, receiving a four-game suspension early in the season for a hit on Guelph’s Brock McGinn. Domi was London’s leading scorer with 34 goals and 59 assists and was +24 with 90 penalty minutes. The Memorial Cup host, the Knights finished third in the Midwest Division and were eliminated from the OHL playoffs in the second round. Domi scored 4 goals with 6 assists and was -5 with 8 penalty minutes in nine OHL playoff games. He had 2 assists and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes in three Memorial Cup games. In two games for the OHL All-Stars he had an even plus/minus with 1 assist.

2014-15: Domi returned to London for a fourth OHL season and skated for the gold medal-winning Canada U20 team at the 2015 World Junior Championship. Domi was the third-leading scorer for the Knights behind Mitch Marner (Toronto) and fellow Coyotes’ prospect Christian Dvorak. He scored 32 goals with 70 assists and was +24 with 66 penalty minutes. London was second behind Erie in the Midwest Division and lost in the second round in the OHL playoffs. Domi scored 5 goals with 4 assists and had an even plus/minus with 16 penalty minutes in nine playoff games. In seven games for host Canada at the WJC he scored 5 goals with 5 assists and was +10 with 10 penalty minutes. Canada defeated Russia, 5-4, in the gold medal game.

Talent Analysis

Domi can both electrify and infuriate coaches and fans with his stick handling and skating skills — alternately dipsy-doodling through an entire roster and at other times making unnecessarily moves and turning the puck over as his teammates stand with their sticks at the ready. Domi is a young player 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 has great hands and can be a spectacular passer. Domi’s also not afraid to mix it up, but can be goaded into retaliatory penalties.


Domi will make a bid for a spot on the Coyotes roster in 2015-16 —  perhaps with fellow WJC linemate Anthony Duclair next to him — following a successful junior career. With his combination of skills and abrasiveness he projects as a strong top-six forward and potential scorer at the NHL level. He may require some seasoning with new Coyotes AHL affiliate Springfield, where he could play in all situations and focus on bringing his best game consistently. Long-term he is expected to be one of the building blocks for Arizona along with players like Duclair, Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini.

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