Tie Domi permanently established his place on NHL highlight
films and blooper reel
s on March 29, 2001
, when Domi got into a fight
with a fan...during a game!
Domi's Toronto Maple Leafs were playing on the road versus the Philadelphia Flyers in hostile First Union Center. Domi was in the penalty box (a common place for him), when a drunk Philadelphia fan right behind the penalty box started yelling at him and hitting the glass. An irritated Domi took a water bottle and squirted the fan several times. The drunk fan became angry and tried to get at Domi when the protective glass gave way, and the fan fell into the penalty box with Domi. Domi and the fan exchanged blows before being separated.
A truly surreal scene. Domi was fined by the league for his actions.
Domi has played for the New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, and Toronto Maple Leafs in his NHL career which started in 1989-1990 (has it really been that long?).