MONTREAL – The only element that has not been canceled Max DomyFor the first time in Montreal is the first NHL league match.
In addition, Domami's first round of Canadian uniform was a huge success. He enjoyed the most productive season of his young NHL career, became a monumental figure in the dressing room in Montreal and the city as a whole, and made it all with a big smile on his face to reflect the love and adoration he quickly developed for a new hockey home.
When Domie first arrived in Montreal, the skeptics wondered if he would manage his invoices as the first round of Phoenix / Arizona Coyotes (16th straight) in 2013 after scoring only nine goals – four of them were empty – 82 matches in his last year in the desert.
Born in Winnipeg, he placed these doubts on a 28th break, the 72th point that shot him to the top of Montreal and put him in a similar position in the hearts of Habs fans around the world – and the minds of his teammates too.
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"I really did not know Max long before the season, but even when he did not put points on board, he brought great attitude and great work ethic," he said. Carey Price– And I think it's important to every player, even when they do not feel it. He has not gone through many of these stretches this season. He brought us a consistent work ethic.
This labor ethic brought home and newcomer Thomas Tatar becoming only the third pair of teammates in the history of the franchise to finish first and second in the team during their first season in Montreal. They also became only the fourth teammate with 25 hits in their first season in Montreal.
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Domini's 72-point move was also the fifth highest point in the history of the team in the first season as Hab.
All this, as he moved to the center, a position he played during his hockey career, but he was not on a permanent base at the NHL level until this year.
The 24-year-old may have been pleased with this transition, but he thinks he can still do more.
"There is definitely a lot of room for improvement, that's for sure – whether it's the person in your own area, or just playing a 200-foot game," said Dommy, who took the second highest number of players. the team's team and won 44.9% of his draws. "You have a lot of stick on your stick and you can play, that's a big part of the team, so I really liked it."
Outside the ice, Domy noted as a leader and a lawyer. The type 1 diabetic type itself, Domi often takes time to meet young fans living with this condition after exercise and games. He stepped out of his way to surprise children in the community and play hockey with them several times and spoke in support of LGBTQ + athletes.
For his efforts Domi has recently been nominated for the King Clancy Memorial, which is awarded to the NHL player who bestows the leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a remarkable humanitarian contribution to his community.
In short, Domy, the son of longtime Maple Leafs supporter, does not step away from the spotlight; Rather it flourishes in it.
Put it all together and it is clear that Domi and Canadians are a match made in the hockey skies. And if it depends on him, this game will be one that will last for a very long time.
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"I'm extremely proud to be part of this organization, it's the best franchise in all sports, to wear this jersey and to present this city and this fan base is a daily thing I definitely do not take for It's something that a lot of I'm glad, "Domi shone in the team's media end of the season." And the teammates I can share with this year were very special, so it was fun. Indeed, I really liked it, I was coming to work every day and am amused. And playing these fans at Bell Center is something you can not really put into words until you experience it.
"It was great," he concluded. "I really liked being a Hab and I hope I can be a Hab for a lifetime."