A source has told TPS that a deal is close to being done that would see Max Domi dealt from Kingston to the London Knights of the OHL.
The Frontenacs took Domi 8th overall last Saturday in the OHL priority draft, despite the fact the Domi camp (former NHLer Tie) had warned teams he was likely heading the NCAA route, specifically Michigan. Despite the fact there is a major Leaf connection in Kingston with Doug Gilmour as G.M. and Todd Gill has Head Coach it wasn't enough to sway the younger Domi to the Frontenacs.
But what about London?
The Knights own 3 second round picks in 2012 and 2 second round picks in 2013 and we've been told those picks are in play. Would a move from Kingston to London be enough to convince Domi to play in the OHL or would he stay true to his word and play in the USHL this year with Indiana before going to college?
I find it hard to believe that London G.M. Mark Hunter would give up valuable second round picks without knowing that Domi had committed to the Kinghts.
This a recent tweet from Steve Simmons:
simmonssteve steve simmonsSimmons also wrote an article in March about the situation.
Me: "Everybody's saying you've got a deal with Kingston." Tie Domi: "Everybody's full of s--t." Today, Max Domi drafted by Kingston.
Another source told us that there is another first round pick in the OHL draft that will likely be on the move as well.