Max Domi was drafted 12th overall in 2013 by the Phoenix Coyotes. He scored 18 goals in his rookie campaign in the 2015-16 season. Last year was a dismal year as far as goals are concerned, bending the twine just 9 times. It marked the second consecutive year that he was able to just pot 9 goals. This brings me to an interesting stat about Max. When Max played junior hockey in the OHL his goal total decreased every year while his assist total increased every year. The same thing is happening in the NHL, Max is more of a play-maker than a scorer as demonstrated by his stats the last 3 seasons.
This year may be different for Max. Max will have more responsibility with his new team, the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal sent problem player Alex Galchenyuk to the Coyotes in the off season for Max Domi. The change of scenery may do both players a favor. Both have not yet met their draft expectations, especially Galchenyuk. Both players ooze talent but haven’t been able to put it all together yet. A change of scenery and coaching may help that.
Max is a very strong aggressive skater with wonderful play-making abilities. He will have to find a way to produce more goals in Montreal or he will quickly become a goat in the hockey crazy city that is Montreal. His shooting percentage last season at even strength was just over 9%. Scoring on 1 out of every 10 shots at even strength just isn’t good enough. His overall shooting percentage was a paltry 6%.
Domi will have to work hard on his defensive game which is lacking at the pro level and it hurts his game. Max must and can do better. I don’t know how, because Montreal may be the worst team in the league next year, but I predict Max will score 20 goals and 60 points.
Max Domi has a few rookie cards to collect. His most popular cards are the Young Guns cards produced by Upper Deck. The hockey cards can be purchased from my store Off The Post