Domi looking forward to 'bouncing back' with Blue Jackets
"Great chapter in my life for sure (playing in Montreal), but this next one up here is super exciting for me too," Domi said during "Tim and Sid" on Friday. "You're going to a team that is ready to win, it's a heck of a hockey team. I know first hand how hard it is to play against them - well-coached, a lot of depth. And obviously going into a place where you're wanted and you got a big role, so I'm looking forward to the challenge and I can't wait to get down to Columbus and be a part of the Blue Jackets."
The Blue Jackets acquired the 25-year-old and a third-round draft pick earlier in October from the Montreal Canadiens for Josh Anderson.
After a career-best season in his first year with the Canadiens, during which he posted 28 goals and 72 points, Domi endured the worst statistical campaign of his career during 2019-20. He managed 17 goals and 27 assists in 71 games and was often relegated to a bottom-six role.
However, Domi is looking ahead and betting on himself to have a big comeback season with the Blue Jackets.
"Even Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky, those guys had tough games, tough years," Domi said. "So it's how it goes and you just gotta bounce back. So I'm looking forward to the challenge of bouncing back now and having a huge year this year with Columbus and helping them try to win a Stanley Cup."
Domi, who was a restricted free agent at the time of the trade, inked a two-year, $10.6-million contract with Columbus in the days following the trade.
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