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Report: Sundin, Domi to play in Winter Classic alumni game

Jul 19, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT

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Two of the most recognizable Toronto Maple Leafs from the 90s and 2K era are set to participate in the 2013 Winter Classic alumni game.

On Thursday, former Leaf Tie Domi told TSN Radio 1050 he and Mats Sundin would likely be playing for Toronto when it faces Detroit at Comerica Park on Dec. 31.

According to TSN, outgoing Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum asked both of them to take part in the game.

Sundin spent 13 seasons with the Maple Leafs, 11 as captain, and holds team records for most 20-goal seasons (13), most 30-goal seasons (10), most game-winning goals (79) and most regular-season overtime goals (14).

Domi played the final 11 years of his career in Toronto, emerging as a fan favorite for his rough-and-tumble style of play. He still sits fourth all-time in NHL penalty minutes with just over 3,500, despite retiring seven seasons ago.

Sundin and Domi will join those already set to participate in the alumni game — the preliminary rosters were set on July 11:


Mike Palmateer, Felix Potvin, Curtis Joseph, Doug Gilmour, Darryl Sittler, Wendel Clark, Dave Andreychuk, Kevin Maguire, Darcy Tucker, Rick Vaive. (Jim McKenny, Ron Ellis and Johnny Bower will participate as well.)


Chris Osgood, Mike Vernon, Dino Ciccarelli, Alex Delvecchio, Ted Lindsay, Joe Kocur, Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Mickey Redmond, John Ogrodnick, Larry Murphy, Mark Howe, Luc Robitaille.

  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Tucker… Domi…. All they need is hollweg dirtiest line in winter classic history

    • Eberwizzle - Jul 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM

      Put Luke RIchardson in so he can run from him

  2. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    The old timers lineup still looks better than their current roster. Jeez, Burkie really hasn’t done much good, has he?

    • jrsaffell - Jul 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      It’s so true.

      Potvin still hasn’t officially retired…

  3. scoops1 - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    I want to see Kocur and Domi drop the gloves like the old days….

  4. michiganhockey11 - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Shoot, if only Probie’s heart could have made it a little longer. Seeing Probie and Domi on the ice again together, that would puts tears in the eyes.

    Great lineup for those of us who remember watching those guys play when we were younger.

  5. davebabychreturns - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Watch Domi deliver a flying elbow to the head of Alex Delvecchio or Ted Lindsay.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

      …and then see Gordie Howe come dashing out on to the ice and show Domi how a REAL elbow is thrown.

    • michiganhockey11 - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:55 PM

      Yeah, as much as I hated him when the Wings played him, I don’t think he’d pull a move like that.

      Ogie Ogalthrope, now that’s a different story…

  6. kingfooj - Jul 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    domi&tucker vs. kocur&Carts tag team. This is going to be a good show.

  7. purpletrekbear - Jul 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    That is going to be the best team ever! Where do I get tickets and where are they playing the game?

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