Domi debuts with first career assist, goal against the Kings

Oct 9, 2015, 9:37 PM | Updated: 10:10 pm

Welcome to the NHL, Max. We’re happy to have you.

Center Max Domi made his highly-anticipated debut in the Arizona Coyotes season opener against the Los Angeles Kings and he sure didn’t disappoint.

Late in the 1st period,  Domi dished the puck to Oliver Ekman-Larsson who put it in the back of the net for the Coyotes second goal of the night against Jonathan Quick and the Kings. That dish gave Domi his first career point, but he wasn’t done yet.

Domi started off a two-goal 2nd period by getting a shot past Quick’s outstretched left hand.

Domi is the ninth Coyote to score in his debut — Tobias Rieder did for the ‘Yotes last season. And then there’s this:

Not a bad guy to follow in the footsteps of.

Domi was the 12th overall pick in 2013 and failed to make the team twice, spending time instead with the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League. Last season he scored 32 goals, 70 assists and 102 points for the Knights.

Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson, center left, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, center right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, grabs a drink as the Arizona Coyotes players celebrate a goal by Oliver Ekman-Larsson during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Arizona Coyotes' Antoine Vermette, left, is pushed by Los Angeles Kings' Milan Lucic, center, in front of Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Arizona Coyotes' Zbynek Michalek, right, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal with teammate Anthony Duclair during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Arizona Coyotes' Boyd Gordon, right, is defended by Los Angeles Kings' Matt Greene during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Lewis, left, moves the puck under pressure by Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Los Angeles Kings' Marian Gaborik (12), of Slovakia, falls over Arizona Coyotes' Klas Dahlbeck(34), of Sweden, as Coyotes goalie Mike Smith watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Arizona Coyotes' Max Domi, center, celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter, center, watches from the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Los Angeles Kings' Milan Lucic, top, takes a tumble over Arizona Coyotes' Klas Dahlbeck, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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