"Fiercely loyal and smart, Tie understood what he needed to do and when he needed to do it.” (Mark Messier)
"I learned something about Tie when we were both young and playing for the Rangers and it is still true to this day: there’s no challenge he isn’t willing to take on. I’m talking about life, business, you name it. He takes on all of his challenges head on.” (Adam Graves)
“With Tie, what you see is what you get. And there is a world shortage of that, in every respect. Tie is the baseline for ‘real,’ and he is ‘old school.’” (Mitch Goldhar)
"Tie Domi was always driven at what he did. People that are driven at certain things – and I only saw the hockey side – you know it is going to translate off the ice. It just has to; it is part of their DNA and part of their character...Tie would be a really good example of that." (Glenn Healy)
From hockey’s most prolific fighter comes a sports memoir unlike any other—passionate, funny, and candid, Shift Work chronicles Domi’s sixteen tumultuous seasons in the NHL.
Making it through a single fight as an enforcer in the NHL is a sign of toughness. Making it through 333 of them is a mark of greatness. Whether it was on the ice or off it, Tie Domi was driven to be the best at his job and was gifted with an extraordinary ability to withstand pain. He made a career out of protecting the people around him and became known as someone who would stand up for the people who needed it most.
Raised by immigrant parents in Belle River, Domi found success from an early age on the field and the rink. A gifted athlete in whatever sport he played, Tie eventually focused his sights on hockey. As he moved up the junior ranks, he made a name for himself as a player who was always ready to take on anyone who dared to cross his teammates.
Tie’s reputation followed him into the NHL, and it wasn’t long before he ranked among the game’s most feared—and fearless—enforcers. From New York to Winnipeg to Toronto, Tie quickly became a fan favourite in whatever city he played. As he went about working his name into the record books, Tie surrounded himself with people from every walk of life, learning from each one as he evolved into a respected leader who was never afraid to tell it like it was.
In Shift Work, Tie recounts the ups and downs of his life on and off the ice, showing what he has learned and how he has grown as both a player and a person. He offers insight into the most memorable points of his career, sharing his successes and mistakes with unparalleled honesty. Shift Work shows Tie Domi as he is—a devoted father and friend, a valued and loyal team player, a magnetic personality, and an athlete of immense skill and courage.