Max Domi is happy to be in Columbus

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Max Domi had two seasons on the roller coaster with the Canadiens. Acquired back from Alex Galchenyuk in 2018, he recorded his best season ever with Montreal with a season-high of 72 points playing mostly on the top line as a centreman. But for some unknown reasons that still seems to be nebulous to this day, it felt like Domi was not part of the Canadiens long term plans, as the team was in the midst of a reset.  The 25-year-old scored 44 points (17 goals, 27 assists) in 71 games last season, shifting between wing and center.

In short, Josh Anderson has moved to Montreal and Domi will have another chance, this time on the Columbus side.

Domi has made no secret of the fact that although his CH adventure was a great chapter in his career but he is is now looking forward to lining up for John Tortorella’s team and starting over again. Domi is excited to join a team like the Blue Jackets, and very subtly, it feels like a very subtle attack to the Canadiens over the fact that the team no longer seemed interested in his services.

“I’m joining a team that is ready to win. It’s a great hockey team, here. I know how hard it is to play against the Blue Jackets: they have a good coach and a lot of depth. I’m going to a place where I’m wanted and where I have an important role to play, so I’m looking forward to the challenge and I can’t wait to get to Columbus.” Domi stated, when interviewed by the French sports network TVA Sports.

Past Season was Tough for Domi

Domi also admits that the last season has been complicated for him, but he is confident that he can find his touch with the Blue Jackets.

He quoted athletes like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky, saying they too have had some disappointing campaigns, that anyone can fall victim to that.

“Even Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky had some tough games and years. That’s how it works, you just have to bounce back. I’m looking forward to the challenge, to bouncing back, and having a big year with Columbus to help them try to win the Stanley Cup.” Domi added in his interview.

Jarmo Kekalainen, Blue Jacket’s general manager has given his team some interesting assets to support their core players. Pierre-Luc Dubois, their no.1 center needed help at the center, so the addition of Domi on the second line and veteran Mikko Koivu will certainly help.

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