This summer, the Chicago Blackhawks kicked off free agency by signing Max Domi to a one-year contract worth $3-million. This meant that Domi would join his fifth NHL franchise in his seven-year career. At the trade deadline, the Carolina Hurricanes acquired Domi from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a complicated three-way trade that also involved the Florida Panthers. Some thought Domi would remain in Carolina, where he recorded two goals and five assists for seven points in 19 games and added three goals and three assists in 14 playoff games before the Canes were knocked out in the second round by the New York Rangers.
For many fans, it feels that Domi still needs to prove himself and on Wednesday, they found out that the forward will have the bets opportunity to do so in Chicago.
New Blackhawks head coach Luke Richardson announced a huge promotion for Domi on the opening of training camp on Wednesday, revealing he will place him and Patrick Kane on a line together to start camp. He thinks they have good chemistry and Domi’s speed will complement Kane well, per insider Ben Pope.
Finding himself on a top line with Kane could push Domi to replicate the 28 goal, 44 assist season he had with the Montreal Canadiens in 2018-19.
In 501-career games, Domi has 101 goals and 213 assists for 314 points. Like his dad, he’s spent some time in the sin bin as well, racking up 430 penalty minutes.
Let’s see how this promotion could get him to rack a whole lot more points on his stats sheet!