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As a responsible two-way player with an impressive amount of offensive talent, Max Domi will be able to step right into the NHL and give the Phoenix Coyotes some much-needed skill and depth at the center position.
Even though he doesn't play the same type of physical game that his dad Tie displayed for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Domi has the strength needed to withstand the physicality of the NHL game and still create scoring chances with his vision, smooth skating, accurate wrist shot and soft hands.
The 18-year-old forward tallied 87 points (39 goals, 48 assists) in 64 games last season, and his defensive skills are better than most of the forwards who were selected in the first round.
One of the concerns about Domi's game is his lack of composure when other teams try to get under his skin. But this is a problem that a veteran head coach like Phoenix's Dave Tippett will be able to correct rather quickly.
The fact of the matter is that the Coyotes need his offensive skill at center for an offense that ranked 21st in goals scored and 25th in power-play success last year. As a third-line player, Domi would be able to develop at a steady pace on a veteran Coyotes team.
Phoenix would also be wise to market him to its fanbase in an attempt to increase ticket sales after ranking 29th in attendance percentage last season, per ESPN.
Nicholas Goss is an NHL Lead Writer at Bleacher Report. He was also a credentialed writer at the 2011 and 2013 Stanley Cup Final, as well as the 2013 NHL draft.