Domi Desperately Wants To Make Toronto Work

Published July 4, 2023 at 10:29

Second generation hockey player Max Domi is excited to write his own chapter in Toronto Maple Leafs history. The 28 year old signed a one-year, $3M deal with the Maple Leafs.

Domi took some questions from the media and expressed how honored he is to play for his hometown team. He shared stories of his childhood playing mini-sticks in the hallways, folding towels with the trainers and having the opportunity to get his gear on next to Leafs legend Mats Sundin and go out for a skate.

On the 2 hour season finale of the 32 Thoughts podcast Elliotte Friedman expressed a similar sentiment on how bad Domi wanted to be a Toronto Maple Leaf and how he doesn't ever want to play for another team.

"He wants this to be his NHL home for a long time. He wants to be a Leaf, he's got the bloodlines to be a Leaf. He'll do anything to stay a Leaf. He never wants to leave here."

The 12th overall pick from the 2013 draft has bounced around the league the last few seasons splitting last season between the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars. The year before was split between the Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets. Domi had a productive last season scoring 20 goals and 56 points.

For where he fits in this lineup? He could centre the third line at times or move up to the second line, either as a winger or pushing John Tavares to the wing. Toronto is getting a skilled tenacious forward first, the fact that he is the son of fan favorite Tie Domi is just icing on the cake.
July 4   |   124 answers
Domi Desperately Wants To Make Toronto Work

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