Maxime Comtois

Anaheim Ducks
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Fantasy Summary

Versatile power forward that projects as a middle-six two-way player.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 8, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 2; Overall: 50

Observations

November 2018 – Comtois was very impressive in rookie and training camp. Couple that with all of the injuries the Ducks came into the year with, and he earned a spot on the opening night roster. He has smooth hands, plays a smart game, and has good foot speed for a guy his size. He scored on his very first NHL shift against Martin Jones and had seven points in 10 games before suffering a knee injury. After recovering, he was sent to the AHL on a conditioning stint and now been sent back to the QMJHL. His game was starting to drift off after his hot start so for development purposes this is the smartest move. He has good size and plays a physical game (27 hits in 10 games). Now he will be able to play in all situations, have top line minutes, and be able to represent Canada at the World Juniors. He could play towards the end of the year if Drummondville’s season is cut short. If not, he will be back in a Ducks sweater in the 2019-2020 season. Lucas Main

June 2018 – After a down season last year, Comtois responded in a big way during the 2017-18 season. He scored 44 goals and 85 points in 54 games for Victoriaville, along with 12 points in 13 playoff games. He also won gold with Canada at the World Juniors, scoring six points in seven games. He used his body and strength to out muscle defenders all season. Comtois plays a strong two hundred foot game with smart positioning and lays the body on his opponents. He has one more year of eligibility in juniors and unless he absolutely impresses in camp, he will return to the Tigers. Comtois has all the tools to become a top six NHL power forward and is starting to look like a steal being drafted 50th overall in 2017. Lucas Main

June 2017 – Comtois had his offensive stats decline slightly from his rookie season and as a result he fell on some draft rankings from the start of the season. His season started strong with good performance at the Hlinka with Team Canada posting four goals and five points in four games. Comtois is a big strong and versatile winger. He can impact the game in a number of ways, offensively, defensively and bring energy on either wing and even played some center. His offensive ceiling may not be the highest but is supported by strong positioning and hockey sense. His compete level is high and he wins a lot of puck battles to gain possession which leads to offense. Comtois finished the year with Canada at the U18 where his offensive production wasn’t as impressive but he was a factor in the game with his physical game. His ceiling may not be too high but he is a very safe pick with a high floor.   Peter Harling


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Montréal Ice Storm Brick Invitational 5 0 4 4 4 |          
 2013-2014 Lac St-Louis Grenadiers Bntm AAA QBAAA 23 19 15 34 18 | Playoffs 6 4 6 10
 2014-2015 Châteauguay Grenadiers QMAAA 41 23 33 56 50 | Playoffs 16 12 19 31 26 
  Châteauguay Grenadiers Telus Cup 7 9 6 15 16 |          
  Team Québec CWG 6 2 6 8 8 |          
  Team Québec Blue QGC-16 5 3 4 7 11 |          
 2015-2016 Team Green U17-Dev 3 1 2 3 6 |          
  Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 62 26 34 60 68 | Playoffs 5 1 5 6
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 6 1 6 7 8 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 1 1 2 12 |          
 2016-2017 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 4 1 5 8 |          
  Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 64 22 29 51 88 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 2 0 2 28 |          
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 2 0 2 0 |          
 2017-2018 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 54 44 41 85 79 | Playoffs 13 4 8 12 16 
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 3 3 6 4 |          
 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks NHL 10 2 5 7 7 |          
  San Diego Gulls AHL 4 1 0 1 2 |          
  Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 5 3 4 7 2 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 5 5 1 6 8 |          

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