Jaromir Jagr heaps praise on Coyotes’ Domi
Jaromir Jagr is just about as accomplished as they come in the NHL, and he’s just 47 points away from passing Gordie Howe for No. 3 on the league’s all-time points list. But the Florida Panthers right wing already took notice of one young player across the country.
Jagr, 43, recently was asked who is the most under-the-radar star on the Panthers. In his answer, Jagr worked in praise for Coyotes rookie Max Domi.
"Well, I think I’ve got two of them on my line (Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov). Flying under the radar is good. It’s good for everybody. Sometimes, if someone doesn’t have a big name, it doesn’t mean they’re not a good player. "For example, look at those two rookies this year everybody is talking about — (Connor) McDavid and (Jack) Eichel. But I watched Arizona for a little bit. I saw Max Domi. He was (bleeping) unbelievable. Nobody’s talking about him. Why? "How about the guy in Detroit? (Dylan) Larkin. Good player, already plays on the first line, making plays. Who else? The big guy on the Rangers: (Oscar) Lindberg. Then I watch Domi. It’s not even the goals. I like the way he played, one-on-one. He won battles. He made passes and got open. That was impressive, too, mostly because he is Tie Domi’s son."
-- Jaromir Jagr
Here is Domi’s reaction to Jagr’s critique: