It’s not lost on anyone in the state of Arizona the effect that current Chicago Blackhawks forward Max Domi had as a member of the Arizona Coyotes.
Since being a commoner on the ice for the Desert Dogs, Domi has seen time with the Montreal Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Carolina Hurricanes. Those were all while struggling to find his spot on rosters flooded with talent.
Domi’s signing with the Chicago Blackhawks prior to this season saved his career and is giving him a shot to be a leader on a roster that needs severe help in the leadership category.
It’s all but written in stone that the Blackhawks are in a rebuilding phase. He is also on a much cheaper Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews who might be gone by the trade deadline. Domi’s veteran status is one that will shine through after those moves are potentially made.
Max Domi has fit in very well with the Chicago Blackhawks this season.
Domi also ranks second in forwards with time on ice per game at 18:04 behind only Patrick Kane. His seven points (4-3-7) and 25.0 shooting percentage are important markers as well.
The Blackhawks’ reliability on Domi is playing an important part in the games they are winning and is giving him value in his NHL career.
Domi’s spot on the Kane line is providing him with the opportunity to play with one of the team’s top players and he is surrounded by guys who are able to help him produce.
Domi’s experience with the Canes in the playoffs provides a veteran for the future who when they do make playoff runs is able to be counted on.
Additionally, Domi has been a top-line guy in Arizona. That is another team in a similar position as the Blackhawks and flourished there throughout his time.
Extending Domi holds many positives for the Blackhawks, and shouldn’t be a surprise if the news breaks as the season progresses or even in the postseason.