TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Tie Domi, one of the most popular and beloved
players in NHL history, will publish his memoir with Simon & Schuster Canada
in Fall 2015.
Though Tie is most known for having the most fights ever in the NHL, it is his
unassailable loyalty to his teammates and the fact that he played with
remarkable focus, diligence, and athleticism that captured the admiration of
hockey fans all over the world. His memoir will detail the full scope of his
unprecedented hockey career, his life outside of the rink with family and
friends, and his life after professional hockey since his retirement in 2006.
It is an inspiring story of family, camaraderie, hard work, perseverance,
plenty of hockey and hard knocks.
"Tie Domi fought his way into the hearts of hockey fans," notes Kevin Hanson,
President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Canada, "and sustained a memorable
career through leadership and grit, loyalty and humility. We are honoured to
work with Tie and help him tell his truly inspiring story."
Tie explains: "Hockey has been an extraordinary life experience, serving both
my family and me. I hope my story will help people from all walks of life find
inspiration from all of my life experiences. I love the game of hockey and I
know I'm blessed to have had the privilege to do something every young kid
from Canada dreams of doing. I took pride in caring for my teammates on and
off the ice and I enjoyed every shift, every season, and every day and I never
took it for granted. I was never the biggest or the most talented so I had to
work harder, faster, and smarter. The same passion and values I had as a
hockey player, I have today. I hope readers can learn from the experiences
I've had, from my childhood, from my days as a professional hockey player, and
now from being a parent and a businessman."
Tie is now an accomplished entrepreneur and consultant to major companies
globally. His current charitable endeavours include work with a variety of
organizations including SickKids Foundation, Diabetes Hope Foundation, Variety
Village, and The Mario Lemieux Foundation. Tie is the father of two daughters,
Carlin and Avery, and one son, Max, who was recently drafted by the NHL's
Phoenix Coyotes and currently plays for the OHL's London Knights.
Tie's 17-year NHL career started with the New York Rangers where he became a
big hit on Broadway and a fan favourite at Madison Square Garden, in no small
part to his legendary fights with Bob Probert. He was later traded to the
Winnipeg Jets where he protected rookie phenom Teemu Selanne, who scored 76
goals as a rookie. Tie spent the last seasons of his illustrious 17-year
career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the 11 seasons he played with the
Toronto Maple Leafs, Tie established a team record of 2265 career
penalty-minutes and he played in 777 games, putting him in the top-10 all-time
in games played for the Leafs. Tie is second in Maple Leafs history for career
playoff games played for right wingers behind only George Armstrong.
Tie is co-authoring the book with Jim Lang, one of Canada's most popular sport
reporters. Over the years Jim has held a variety of positions from being a
sports director to hosting shows. Jim is best known for his tenure at Rogers
Sportsnet where he worked from 2001 to 2010. During that time Jim worked as an
anchor, a traveling beat reporter for the Maple Leafs and also covered the
Stanley Cup playoffs, five Super Bowls and the Grey Cup. Jim is the author of
The Mental Game which explored the daily routines of NHL super-stars.
Simon & Schuster Canada is a division of Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS
Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general
interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction
for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.
Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster
Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and
international companies in Australia, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and
the United States. For more information about Simon & Schuster Canada, visit
our website at www.simonandschuster.ca
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