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pro­files from the mo­ment they were drafted. Galchenyuk was se­lected third over­all by Mon­treal in 2012 de­spite miss­ing vir­tu­ally the en­tire 2011-12 sea­son with a se­ri­ous knee in­jury. That, com­bined with his Rus­sian back­ground de­spite be­ing born and raised in North Amer­ica, made him some­thing of a mys­tery man. Ob­servers con­cluded that this player must be a spe­cial tal­ent to go so early in the draft com­ing off a se­vere in­jury. Domi was se­lected 12th over­all in 2013 in the midst of an il­lus­tri­ous four-year ju­nior ca­reer with the OHL’s pow­er­ful London Knights. His stocky build was un­usual for a top prospect and re­minded fans of his fa­ther, Tie, even though their styles of play are sig­nif­i­cantly dif­fer­ent. Many of these fans were in­trigued to see if Domi could over­come his size dis­ad­van­tage as well as his Type 1 di­a­betes, for which he has be­come a role model.

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