This Day in Hockey History

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2006 - Tie Domi hangs 'em up

Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy Tie Domi announces his retirement after 16 NHL seasons. 

Three months prior, he was bought out of the final season of his contract with the Leafs and failed to receive interest elsewhere over the summer months.

Domi leaves the game with 3,515 penalty minutes - the third-most all-time behind Tiger Williams and Dale Hunter - and the most fights in the history of the sport with 336 on file.

In his final season, Domi played in his 1,000th game and scored the 100th goal of his career, finishing with 245 career points. 

A glimpse into Tie's handiwork:

1998 - Predators make NHL debut

The Nashville Predators drop the puck for the first time, winning a 4-2 preseason contest over the Florida Panthers in Huntsville, Ala.

Marian Cisar is the first to raise silver sleeves in the air, recording the first goal in franchise history. 

Birthdays

1970 - Dan Bylsma
1981 - Rick DiPietro
1983 - Joni Pitkanen
1988 - Nick Spaling

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