Through the years with Tie

IAN ROBERTSON -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:52 AM ET

Recently retired Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi has many faces.

Outside the arena, he is known for his charitable works, loyalty and flair.

In boardrooms, partners call him canny.

- Drafted by the Leafs in 1989, after three years with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League.

- 1992, after joining the New York Rangers, had two famous on-ice fights at Madison Square Garden in New York with now-retired game bruiser Bob Probert, of the Detroit Red Wings.

- 1992, nicknamed "Tugger," traded to the Winnipeg Jets, where his tough guy reputation continued.

- 1994, named a fan favourite.

- 1995, traded back to the Leafs.

- 1995, played a summer season for Kosovo with the Canadian International Soccer League.

- 1999, appeared as "Pete" in the 1999 independent film Men of Means.

- 2000-01 season, punched a heckler who fell into the Leafs' box. No charges laid, but Domi was fined.

- 2001, paid his respects at the funeral of the mob-style shooting of heavyweight boxer Eddie Melo, a Cotroni family enforcer.

- 2001, the NHL suspended Domi for the rest of the playoffs after he knocked New Jersey Devils defenceman Scott Niedermayer unconscious with an elbow to the head.

- 2004, testified at the Toronto city hall MFP computer leasing inquiry. Justice Denise Bellamy concluded evidence showed then-councillor Tom Jakobek took a bribe in 1999 from Dash Domi, the player's brother and an ex-salesman for MFP Financial Services.

- 2005, separated from wife, Leanne, mother of their two daughters and a son.

- March 3, 2006, played his 1,000th career NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres.

- June 30, the Leafs buy out final year of Domi's contract, paying him $833,000 over two years, two-thirds of the $1.25 million owed.

- Sept. 19, announces retirement from the NHL and a new position broadcasting for The Sports Network.

- Since 1995, Domi has headed TDE International, whose dealings include steel, formula racing plus partnerships with Stephenson Rentals and natural gas-seller Universal Energy.


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