Tie Domi Announces Retirement
(September 19, 2006) -- Tie Domi, a veteran of 16 seasons in professional hockey, announced his retirement Tuesday in a news conference at Air Canada Centre.
Domi played in 1,020 career National Hockey League games with Toronto, the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets, collecting 245 points (104 goals, 141 assists) with 3,515 penalty minutes. The right-winger ranks third in NHL history in penalty minutes. Domi reached two NHL milestones last season when he recorded his 100th career goal versus Montreal on October 8, and played in his 1,000th career NHL game at Buffalo on March 3.
Domi, 36, played in 77 games for the Maple Leafs in 2005-06 collecting 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) with 109 penalty minutes. He was second (tie) on the team in penalty minutes and registered his 15th consecutive season with 100-plus penalty minutes.
"Tie has made many contributions on and off the ice for the Maple Leafs over the last ten years," said Leafs General Manager John Ferguson. "He stood up for himself and his teammates for over 1,000 games in this league and we wish him nothing but the best."
During the 12 seasons he played for the Maple Leafs, Domi skated in 777 games, registering 196 points (84 goals, 112 assists) with 2,265 penalty minutes. Domi is Toronto's all-time leader in penalty minutes and stands 10th in regular season games played. He led the club in penalty minutes for eight seasons, and his 365 penalty minutes recorded in the 1997-98 season still stands as a franchise record.
In the playoffs with the Leafs, Domi participated in 86 career contests contributing with 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) and 183 penalty minutes. Among Maple Leaf right-wingers, Domi ranks first in all-time playoff penalty minutes and second in games played.
During his retirement announcement, Domi confirmed that he is joining TSN as an analyst for the network's comprehensive NHL coverage, where he will appear weekly during TSN's in-studio panel discussions and debates. His new NHL on TSN studio broadcast teammates includes host James Duthie, fellow analyst Glenn Healy, TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, and veteran hockey broadcaster Dave Hodge.