The son of former NHL enforcer Tie Domi, Max is known throughout junior hockey for having a little bit more of a scoring touch than his old man. In fact, a lot more, as he put up 39 goals and 87 points for the London Knights during the 2012-13 season in the Ontario League. He's one of the smaller high-end prospects, at 5'9", 193 pounds.
ISS ranks Domi No. 25 among all skaters, while NHL Central Scouting rates him No. 19 among North American skaters. TSN analyst Craig Button ranks him No. 10 among all prospects. ISS projects Domi to be a player comparable to Sergei Samsonov.
Max Domi is a Toronto native coming in at 5'9" and 185 lbs. As a center for the London Knights, Domi produced 39 points and 48 assists during the 2012-2013 season. While scoring 87 points in 64 games is impressive on its own, Domi did all of that while coping with Type 1 diabetes. It would be easy for him to use the disease as an excuse, but he refuses to look at it as a problem. Instead, he tries to make himself a better person and player. He plays with an insulin pump attached to his hip while his glucose levels are measured on the bench. He also has to refuel between periods to make sure his glucose count is okay.
The offensive numbers that Domi has put up are even more impressive considering two factors that affect his game; his size and his health. At 5' 9", Domi is considered undersized, especially for a centerman. Hockey Prospectus' Corey Pronman says that Domi is not afraid to be physical despite his size and has a "high on-ice work ethic."
Obviously, size is a concern for Domi, but his speed and puck-handing ability do help to make up for it a bit. He also has a high motor, strong work ethic, and is strong for his size and isn't afraid of contact. With those blood lines, go figure.
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