Max Domi is a Canadian hockey player who was originally selected eighth overall in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection by the Kingston Frontenacs. He was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round, 12th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He was born in Winnipeg, but grew up in Toronto.
Although selected by Kingston in the 2011 Ontario Hockey League draft, he was subsequently traded for three second-round draft picks to the London Knights. During the 2011–12 season, he won a bronze medal with Team Ontario at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, and helped the Knights capture the 2012 OHL Championship. Domi was rated as a top prospect who fulfilled the expectation to be a first round selection at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
During the 2012–13 season, Domi played with Team Canada to win a gold medal at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, was an invited participant at the 2013 CHL Top Prospects Game and led his London Knights team to capture their second consecutive OHL Championship. He was also a part of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, being named the tournament’s Best Forward and the tournament All-Star Team.
At the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Domi was selected 12th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. His father, Tie, had previously played for the franchise when it was known as the Winnipeg Jets (the team would move to Phoenix in 1996). On July 14, 2013, Domi was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Coyotes.
Growing up, Domi’s favourite team was the Toronto Maple Leafs, partially due to his father’s many seasons with the club.