Max Domi lands with Hurricanes in deadline's final minutes

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Max Domi will reach his fourth NHL team after stops in Arizona, Montreal and Columbus.  (Getty)
Max Domi will reach his fourth NHL team after stops in Arizona, Montreal and Columbus. (Getty)

The Carolina Hurricanes waited until the final moments to make a deal.

Max Domi has landed with the Hurricanes in a three-team trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers.

Carolina, who also acquired defenceman Tyler Inamoto from Florida, is sending prospect Aidan Hreschuk to Columbus and winger Egor Korshkov to Florida as part of the deal. The Panthers will also receive a sixth-round pick from the Blue Jackets.

Domi has devolved into something of a replacement-level middle six forward in his third NHL stop after stints in Arizona and Montreal. He has nine goals and 32 points in 53 games in the middle of the Blue Jackets lineup, though much of his production came earlier in this season.

Aside from that, he has not driven particular positive results in two seasons with the organization.

In Carolina, Domi has the opportunity to lean on the effective systems of Rod Brind'Amour. He also could re-form a partnership with Jesperi Kotkaniemi after the two formed some chemistry in their time together in Montreal. Coincidentally, Carolina's only major move prior to the Domi acquisition was extending, somewhat controversially, Kotkaniemi by eight seasons on a deal that will pay him $4.82 million annually.

If the two were to play together, it would likely be on the fourth line, giving the Hurricanes a unique look at the far reaches of their lineup.

Of course, both would be options to move up the lineup in the event it's needed.

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