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Max Domi on Saku Koivu, hating the Leafs, getting dad a Canadiens sweater

Max Domi on Saku Koivu, hating the Leafs, getting dad a Canadiens sweater
Published On: Wed, Jul 11
January 30, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu (11) controls the puck against the defense of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann (8) during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Max Domi-for-Alex Galchenyuk swap earned mixed reviews from the perspective of the Montreal Canadiens at the time, but it might not take long for fans to come around on their feisty new winger.

The Canadiens had Domi read questions from Habs Nation on Twitter, and the results were quite endearing.

Domi, son of longtime Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie, didna€™t shy away from his past when speaking to his new fanbase, but made it clear hea€™s committed to Les Glorieux.

The 23-year-old broke into the NHL wearing No. 16 in honour of Bobby Clarke, who like Domi, suffers from Type 1 diabetes. No. 16 is retired in Montreal for Henri Richard and Elmer Lach, so Domi chose No. 13 instead in honour of, wella€¦

a€œI looked up to Mats Sundin, he was my favourite player and my role model growing up, a€¦a€ explained Domi. a€œStill talk to him all the time, and I had asked him if it was OK if I could put 13 on the back of a Habs jersey, but he gave me the thumbs up.a€

Domi then admitted that his father had yet to get a Canadiens sweater, but that the goal is for Tie to wear one to Montreala€™s first home game of the season (Oct. 11, against Los Angeles).

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