Tie Domi was never known to be a legitimate scoring
threat during his playing days. During his 17 National Hockey League seasons,
Domi scored only 104 goals and added 141 assists.
His son Max, however, has been lighting up the
Ontario Hockey League with the London Knights. In 69 OHL games, Domi has
amassed 26 goals and 28 assists, five of those goals have come this season.
Domi was originally selected by the Kingston
Frontenacs, but quickly asked for a trade to London. Once in London, Domi had an
instant impact. At season's end, Domi scored 21 goals and posted 28 assists.
A dynamic talent, Domi combines his grit and
offensive ability to get the job done every night. He has his father's hockey
pedigree, but he definitely is not the player his dad was.
During London's Memorial Cup run, Domi was a crucial
player and helped the Knights make the Memorial Cup final.
Many hockey insiders have Max Domi ranked in the top
ten. Other have him a couple of slots after that. Despite that, Domi can be a
great NHL talent because of his vision, speed, and playmaking ability.
Much like his father, Max brings a tenacity and
passion to the game and plays with an edge. He never gives up on a play and
always wants to make the next great play.
The only knock that I could see on Domi is his size.
His diminutive stature by no means reflects his work ethic and his power.
He is very mature for his age, something a lot of
NHL teams will be looking at in every prospect.
Right now, the sky is the limit for Max Domi. His work
ethic and lethal scoring ability will get him to the NHL.
I have Max Domi going between tenth and fifteenth overall
in the NHL Entry Draft. He will not disappoint the team he eventually goes to.
On Wednesday's edition of the Prospect Preview we
will take a look at Sudbury Wolves forward Nicholas Baptiste.
Photo from London Knights