The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Tie Domi averaged 3.44 penalty minutes per game for his career, a rate with ranks as the 5th highest in the modern era. He’s also 3rd on the list of career penalty minutes, and 14th on the list of highest single-season PIM totals (365 in 1997-98). If you could measure NHL enforcers on penalty minutes alone (you cannot), this Toronto fan-favorite would be much higher on the list. Domi was never the most feared fighter in the NHL but, always willing to throw an elbow or sucker punch (see video) behind the play, he was certainly one of the most dangerous.
Teemu Selanne Gets Rookie Goal Record In Winnipeg
Remember the goal Teemu Selanne scored against the Quebec Nordiques’ Stephane Fiset to break Mike Bossy’s record for most goals by a rookie in 1993? When he went after a loose puck Tie Domi had sent to the neutral zone, and flipped it over Fiset with one hand?
Who could forget that?
Oh, and the one he scored to tie that game, when he grabbed the puck behind the net when Darrin Shannon’s shot had gone wide, went around the net, sent it in with a wraparound?
Much to my chagrin, I have to admit that Tie Domi — my former Patrick Division arch nemesis — was an exceptionally nice fella when he paid a visit to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’. Pictured here with me, Cousin Sal and infamous ne’er-do-well Randy, Tie shared tales about his days of standing drinks with Mark Wahlberg and Mike Tyson in Manhattan’s China Club back in the early ’90s. He also talked about his close friendship with the greatest player in the history of puck, Mario Lemieux… a relationship that prevented me from dropping the gloves for a round of fisticuffs.
Ashley's Angels. Former Toronto Maple Leaf hockey player Tie Domi supported Barrie’s Ashley Logan as she celebrated her liver transplant with a fundraiser at the Toronto Zoo recently.
BARRIE – Four-and-a-half-year-old Ashley Logan has had a busy month spreading the word about liver transplants.
She opened the Toronto Stock Exchange Monday, Sept. 12, met Tie Domi with friends at the Toronto Zoo Sept. 17 and then spent part of last Sunday at the Hospital for Sick Children talking about her story.
At 20,000 feet, Tie Domi let spill the gamut of emotions he's been feeling over the death of his good friend and ex-teammate Wade Belak
By Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun
NASHVILLE – EN ROUTE TO NASHVILLE — As we are winging our way at 20,000 feet towards Nashville for the heart-tugging service for former NHLer Wade Belak on Sunday, Tie Domi’s emotions are running higher than the commuter jet we are travelling on.
LONDON, Ont. — “Is he out there?”
“Yep. Number 10. In black.”
“How’s he look?”
“Nothing like his dad, that’s for sure.”
This is how most describe London Knights rookie centre Max Domi. They do not say the 16-year-old is a silky smooth skater or that he is surgical with the puck. They say that he is the opposite of Tie Domi.
Tie Domi sits in the least conspicuous spot he can find at the John Labatt Centre.
He’s watching son Max begin the long, tough road to what both hope will be a professional hockey career.
First though he has to make his bones in the Ontario Hockey League.
Max has made most of the big news early in the London Knights’ training camp. The talented forward was traded to the Knights on the first day of camp. His first day on the ice raised eyebrows. People knew he could play but this 16-year-old can play.