Max Domi
Max Domi
24-Year-Old CenterC
Montreal Canadiens
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Canadiens parted ways with the enigmatic Alex Galchenyuk to acquire Domi from the Coyotes during the offseason in what is a classic change-of-scenery deal for both clubs. It may turn out to be another trade Montreal comes to regret: first it was P.K. Subban for Shea Weber; then Mikhail Sergachev for Jonathan Drouin; and now Domi for Galchenyuk. Arizona gets the player with more hockey talent while Montreal loses a goal-scorer it sorely needs. The Habs' front office simply ran out of patience. Domi isn't the goal scorer that Galchenyuk is -- he scored nine last year, four of them came on empty nets. He does, however, bring more energy to the ice, establishing himself as a high-assist player in Arizona. Domi figures to slot in as a top-six forward and has also played center, a position of weakness for Montreal. At this point it's most likely Domi winds up playing left wing but one never knows with Bergevin and Julien calling the shots. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $6.3 million contract with the Canadiens in June of 2018.
Carries load offensively
CMontreal Canadiens
March 12, 2019
Domi picked up a pair of goals in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
It's been a fine first season in Montreal for Domi who was able to score his second of the evening on an empty net, also finishing with a team-high six shots on goal. The 24-year-old continues adding to his best season as a pro, with the two points in this one giving him 62 through 70 games. A big part of Domi's success in 2018-19 has been his ability to cash in on opportunities when they present themselves, as his 13.5 shooting percentage is the highest it's been since his 2015-16 rookie campaign.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
A midseason injury limited Domi to just 59 games last year, and he failed to improve on his solid rookie numbers. In fact, the sophomore dipped to just nine goals while registering an 8.3 shooting percentage (7.4 at five-on-five). Domi's 29 assists enabled him to post 0.64 points per game for the second consecutive year, and his 2.3 points per 60 minutes lead all Coyotes over the past two seasons. So, while 2016-17 was more of the same from the 22-year-old forward, Domi's future remains bright and his fantasy upside high. The Coyotes were aggressive during the offseason, and a number of veteran additions will accompany an influx of promising youngsters to bolster the roster. Being surrounded with more offensive talent should help propel Domi to career-best scoring numbers.
Domi came into his rookie season with a lot of hype, and he largely delivered on it, earning the second-highest point total on his team behind star blueliner Oliver-Ekman Larsson. The 21-year-old came to the big leagues after dominating the OHL and quickly carved out a key role on the Coyotes. With one year under his belt, the 12th overall pick from 2013 is poised to improve upon his totals of 18 goals, 34 assists, 72 PIM and a plus-3 rating. The future is bright for last year's third-highest-scoring rookie, and as the son of former NHL enforcer Tie Domi, hockey is clearly in his blood. Domi showed strong chemistry with fellow youngster Anthony Duclair last year, and they should partner again this season. With Domi's pedigree and high-end offensive skill in combination with the development of Arizona's young players, he could just be getting started.
Domi had yet another dominating junior season after the Coyotes returned him to OHL London, posting 102 points and a plus-24 rating over 57 games. He was named the top forward at the World Junior Championship, where he combined with fellow Coyotes prospect Anthony Duclair on a dynamic line. While Domi is built like his dad (former NHL enforcer Tie Domi) at 5-foot-9 and 198 pounds, he offers far more offensive skill, which is apparent in both his point totals and highlight reel. He is expected to crack the Coyotes roster out of training camp this year and could immediately challenge for a top-six role while seeing time on the power play. While he likely won't have as much of an impact as a rookie compared to Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, Domi appears to be ready to make the jump to the NHL and should quickly prove to be one of the top under-25 franchise centers in the league.
Domi had an outstanding showing with the OHL’s London Knights last season, scoring 90 points and supplying 90 PIM and a plus-24 mark in 61 games. With the departures of some veteran forwards from the Coyotes' roster, Domi has a good shot to make the team and find himself among the club's top-nine forwards. He’ll still need to have a strong camp in order to make the cut, but the truth is the Coyotes need a player of his skill in their lineup, even if it comes with some growing pains. Domi could be a sleeper candidate for the Calder Trophy if he takes advantage of the opportunity.
Domi is an intriguing prospect, as Yotes' general manager Don Maloney has already named the 18-year-old as a player who could make an impact with the Coyotes this season. It will be interesting to watch training camp unfold to see how the hydrant-sized center performs. There are plenty of reasons to wonder if the smallish (5-9, 195 lb) 2013 first-round pick can keep up with the wear-and-tear of an 82-game schedule, but there's no doubt he's likely talented enough to crack the roster of a team that's hurting for an offensive spark. And he could deliver 25 to 30 points in his first campaign.
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Hits 60-point mark
CMontreal Canadiens
March 7, 2019
Domi picked up an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Sharks on Thursday.
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Erupts for five points in win
CMontreal Canadiens
February 26, 2019
Domi scored a pair of goals and also recorded three assists in Tuesday's 8-1 thrashing of the Red Wings.
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Reaches milestone in win
CMontreal Canadiens
February 19, 2019
Domi scored his 20th goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Columbus.
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Sets new career high
CMontreal Canadiens
February 18, 2019
Domi scored two goals on four shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to Florida.
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Perfect fit in bleu, blanc et rouge
CMontreal Canadiens
February 9, 2019
Domi set up two Montreal goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto on Saturday night.
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