Domi gets dream meeting with Clarke to talk inspiration, Type 1 diabetes

The number of professional athletes with Type 1 diabetes is small and on Thursday, Max Domi finally got to have a chat with the one that inspired him the most.

The Montreal Canadiens forward sat down with Philadelphia Flyers legend Bobby Clarke for a pregame meeting that was televised on RDS in Canada.

“Not many people understand it, but if you have it, you get it, you understand what you go through, and he lived it and he understands it,” Domi said.

He added that knowing that Clarke experienced the same adversity he did while accomplishing so much was one of the many reasons why Domi looked up to him. He wore No. 16 during his first three NHL seasons with the Arizona Coyotes to match Clarke’s number. Domi wears No. 13 with the Canadiens since No. 16 has been retired.

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Congrats on a fantastic book @max

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