Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi showcased his star-power potential during the IIHF World Junior Championships 2015 tournament. On January 5, 2015, Domi recorded one goal, and two assists for three points in their gold medal winning game against Russia.
Over the course of the tournament, Domi collected five goals, and five assists for ten points total. This captain of the OHL’s London Knights is the real deal. Not only did his team reap the benefits of his skillful play, but he himself received the “top forward of the tournament” award and named to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) All-Star Team.
This is the last year of Domi’s eligibility in junior hockey, and based upon his impressive performances lately, the future is looking bright for the young forward. The team expects that by the time he comes to play with them, Domi will be ready to gear up in a top line forward spot.
The 1st round (12th overall) Coyotes draft pick is one of the most promising young players looking to come up, in the game today. His development as a player was one of the main reasons that the 19-year-old didn’t get his name on Arizona’s roster this season. Even though he was a good player before, the teams hopes have come into fruition and he has evolved into the player that can keep up at the NHL level.
A player of his size is not alway known for physical presence or necessarily excessive strength, but Domi has proven to be the exception game in and game out. His speed and physicality only add to his list of skill sets on the ice. His play making and knack for foreseeing goals seem to be some of his other most useful qualities. He’s an all around good player, and he’s come a far way even since the beginning of the season.
With the instability of the current Coyotes team, a player like Max Domi could add an offensive boost and that’s exactly what they need. Though it’s uncertain or even probable that Domi could come to the team as soon as this season, a prosperous career looks to be in the making.