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Another Thursday roster cut was made by the Arizona Coyotes. Nineteen year old Max Domi was the latest surprising addition to the “cut” list. Because of his eligibility in Juniors, Domi will be sent down to the OHL team, the London Knights, who have been part of the development of many notable players such as Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Ducks’ Corey Perry, Rangers’ Rick Nash and Islanders’ John Tavares. Domi made a name for himself, along with many other rookie hopefuls, but the reality of it is that coach Dave Tippett wants players who have the speed and mind-set to play in the NHL.

During media availability, the General Manager of the Coyotes, Don Maloney said:

“I thought he had a terrific camp, much better than a year ago. He’s quicker, stronger – he’s just 19 years old. He’s a young player that has to continue to be able to execute offensively at the NHL level on a consistent basis. When we talk Max Domi, we’re not talking about a fourth-line energy player. We need him to be a top-two line offensive contributor and he’s going to be a great player for us down the road… In an ideal world we’d love to put him in the American (Hockey) League, but that’s not available to us. He’ll go back to junior.”

When asked about how he felt, Dave Tippett said:

“His next step is just to execute at NHL speed. He’s a quick player but the next step is when you don’t have as much time to make those plays they’ve still got to get made. We think Max is going to be a top-six forward. Right now he’s just not going to beat any of our top-six forwards out (so) it’s best for him to keep playing and developing.”

The full list of the players who were released is below:

Player                          Position                        Team               League

Max Domi                   Forward                        London             OHL

Louis Domingue         Goalie                           Portland           AHL

Andrew Campbell       Defenseman                  Portland            AHL

Brandon Gormley       Defenseman                  Portland            AHL

Lucas Lessio               Forward                        Portland           AHL

Tobias Rieder             Forward                        Portland           AHL

Jordan Szwarz             Forward                        Portland           AHL

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