It didn't take long for the Columbus Blue Jackets and center Max Domi to agree to terms on a contract.
Domi, acquired via trade with the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday, agreed to a two-year deal with the Blue Jackets, that will pay him $4.6M in 2020-21 and $6.0M the following season. The deal will count as $5.3M against the club's cap.
“It's on to the Columbus Blue Jackets and that's a hell of a hockey team,” Domi said about the Blue Jackets when meeting with the media Wednesday morning. “I have a chance to win a Stanley Cup now and that's very exciting for me. It's all about winning. I've been in the league long enough now to know that when you come into [Nationwide Arena], it's going to be a tough night.”
“I have a chance to win a Stanley Cup now and that's very exciting for me.”– Max Domi
Domi tallied 17-27-44 and 35 penalty minutes in 71 games for the Canadiens last season. In 2018-19, he had a career year, going for 28-44-72 and 80 penalty minutes in 82 games for the Habs.
“I can guarantee I'll be ready to go for training camp, that's for sure,” Domi said. “That team is outstanding. Any way I can help them and jump in there and do my part to help them get over the hump and be Stanley Cup champs is my goal. It's a special group and I'm grateful to be a part of it now.”
Domi's deal means he'll take home more in his first two seasons with the Blue Jackets than his father, Tie, earned in his first 14 seasons in the NHL.