After being acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes on NHL trade deadline day, forward Max Domi stated his belief that he has joined the best team in the NHL.
The Hurricanes, 17/2 to win the Stanley Cup in 2021/22, manufactured the move for the 27-year-old in a three-way trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers.
Domi, who was in a second season with the Blue Jackets has scored 23 points (nine goals, 23 assists) in 32 games this season.
Selected in the first round with the 12th pick by the Arizona Coyotes in 2013, Domi has played in 482 regular season games with 307 points (99 goals, 208 assists) with the Blue Jackets, Montreal Canadiens and Coyotes.
The centreman is in the final season of a two-year contract which he signed with the Blue Jackets in October 2020, a day after he was acquired in a trade from the Canadiens.
Carolina beat the reigning Stanley Cup Champions Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday improving their season record to 42-15-6 which is top of the Metropolitan Division and joint-second in the overall NHL standings.
Domi said to the media about the move to the Hurricanes: "This team is the best team in the league as far as I'm concerned.
"The number-one thing that stands out to me is how the whole entire team is just kind of one. I'm super excited to be here. There's no other team I wanted to go to."