Former Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi is the latest NHL hockey player to turn his on-ice memories into a book deal.
Domi’s as-yet untitled memoir, to be co-written with sports reporter Jim Lang, will be published by Simon & Schuster Canada in fall 2015. Agent Brian J. Wood arranged the deal.
As a member of the Maple Leafs for 17 years, Domi played in 777 games and held a team record of 2,265 career penalty-minutes. Since retiring from the sport in 2006, Domi has gone on to become an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a television spokesperson. In a press release, S&S Canada describes the book as “an inspiring story of family, camaraderie, hard work, perseverance, plenty of hockey and hard knocks.”
Since receiving government approval to publish books in this country last May, S&S Canada has quickly embraced the national sport. In November, the company published Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey and jointly acquired with S&S in the United States Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel Roughneck to be published in 2015.