Welcome to Columbus: Nick Foligno is Pumped to Have Max Domi on His Team

By Jacob Nitzberg on December 15, 2020 at 8:31 am
Nick Foligno and Max Domi

It was tough to see Josh Anderson go.

When he's healthy, Anderson is a force to be reckoned with. However, it's fair to say that he and Max Domi can both use their fresh starts with new teams. 

Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno went on Montréal 690 on Sunday morning to discuss, among other things, how Domi will fit in in Columbus.

"Maybe it didn't work out for (Domi) the last year (in Montréal), but I remember his first year there (and) how dominant he was. For him to find that footing again and get the opportunity he's going to get (in Columbus), it's going to be a really, really good thing for our team," said Foligno.

Domi tallied 28-44-72 in his first year with Montréal, but only 17-27-44 this past season (albeit in only 71 games).

"I've talked to him a few times," Foligno continued. "I know him a little bit just from playing against him. That competitive fire he plays with, that's something if you watch the Blue Jackets, that's how we play. We're in your face. We play with some attitude and swagger and I think Max will bring that."

"That's the good thing about our team, we have pieces that can play anywhere."– Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno

Foligno was then asked if he might play on a line with Domi this year. "The one thing with (John Tortorella) is that his lines never say the same for very long, but I'd love to. I think I can complement his skill set with the way I play and vice versa, so it'd be awesome to play with him."

He continued: "That's the good thing about our team, we have pieces that can play anywhere. I know Max is going to get that center position that he covets and I'm sure he'll run with it."

There's only (hopefully) about a month left before we get to see Domi's debut in a Blue Jackets sweater. Get pumped, folks.