Max Domi Suspended One Game for Instigating

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Arizona Coyotes rookie forward Max Domi has been suspended one game for instigating a fight with Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Garbutt in the final five minutes of their Thursday night contest. The suspension was automatic, and Domi received 15 total penalty minutes on the night.

Domi has had a superb rookie year with the Coyotes, with 17 goals and 43 points in 64 games played. The 21-year-old trails only Oliver Ekman-Larsson (48 points) in team scoring, and leads the likes of Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal. He is second to only Chicago Blackhawks phenom Artemi Panarin in first-year scoring, and is considered by many to be a solid candidate for the Calder Trophy (awarded to the league’s best rookie).

Max Domi Suspended One Game for Instigating

His fight versus Garbutt marks his second of the campaign. Previously, Domi had fought Peter Holland of the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 23rd. Domi is the son of famous enforcer Tie Domi, who played 1020 NHL games with 3515 penalty minutes. Previously, he received a four game suspension in the Ontario Hockey League as a member of the London Knights for an elbow on Guelph Storm winger Brock McGinn.

The Coyotes currently boast a 27-31-6 record, which ranks 5th in the Pacific Division, 11th in the Western Conference, and 25th in the overall league standings.

 

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Main Photo Caption: GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 18:  Max Domi #16 of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Gila River Arena on February 18, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Stars 6-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)