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Tie Domi joins TSN

TSN NEWS RELEASE ********************* Tie Domi joins TSN Becomes new NHL on TSN analyst following retirement from NHL Debuts October 3 during NHL on TSN preview special TORONTO, Sept. 19 - Tie Domi has joined TSN.
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TSN NEWS RELEASE

********************* Tie Domi joins TSN Becomes new NHL on TSN analyst following retirement from NHL

Debuts October 3 during NHL on TSN preview special

TORONTO, Sept. 19 - Tie Domi has joined TSN. The announcement was made official moments ago during a press conference at the Air Canada Centre as the respected NHL veteran formally announced his retirement.

He's the latest addition to the TSN family following recent signings this year of Brian Williams, James Cybulski and Darren Dreger. For Domi, the path that led from the NHL to Canada's No.1 sports broadcaster started with a phone call to CTV President Rick Brace. "Tie confided that he was planning to retire and asked if we would consider a role for him here. TSN President Phil King held a secret audition and we were immediately impressed." King confirmed that Domi has been assigned to the network's comprehensive NHL coverage, where as an analyst he will appear weekly during TSN's in-studio panel discussions and debates.

His new NHL on TSN studio broadcast teammates include host James Duthie, fellow analyst Glenn Healy, TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Dreger, and veteran hockey broadcaster Dave Hodge. Commenting on the acquisition of Domi, King said: "Tie brings the same edge to the broadcast panel that was so much part of his game on the ice. His colourful presence, knowledge and passion for the game will be a big bonus for our viewers." "Passion in life is everything. And that's how I've always approached hockey," said Domi. "As I enter a new chapter in my life, I look forward to demonstrating my love and passion for the game in my new role as a TSN hockey analyst." Domi makes his broadcasting debut on the eve of the 2006-07 NHL season, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET, providing analysis during the network's 90-minute NHL on TSN Preview Special.

During his NHL career, Domi played for the New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs, and will long be remembered as one of most recognizable faces in hockey.

He leaves the game as one of the most popular players across Canada.

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