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Fantasy Summary

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


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October 2019 – After not initially making the team out of camp, Comtois played one game in the AHL and was called up to the big club. He was scratched for Devin Shore, but has made his way into the lineup. Playing on a line with Ryan Getzlaf and Ondrej Kase, he is going hard into the corners, banging bodies (12 hits in three games) and creating space for his teammates. He is starting to get power play time as well since the team has only scored once with the extra man all season. Lucas Main

March 2019 – After taking a lot of heat on social media for Team Canada’s disappointing World Juniors, Comtois returned to Drummondville and responded in a big way. In 17 games since the end of the tournament, he has 76 shots on goal, 23 goals and 11 assists for 34 points. He has also tallied at least three points on seven occasions, along with four hat tricks. Once Anaheim got healthy, there were not a ton of minutes to go around so management thought it was best to send him back to the ‘Q’ to develop. He’ll turn pro next season and there is a good chance he makes the big club after an impressive start to his NHL career, or at the very least, have a few big sips of coffee. Lucas Main

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 9.5
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

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Montréal Ice StormBrick Invitational5 0 44 4|        
 2013-2014 Lac St-Louis Grenadiers U15 AAAQBAAA23 19 1534 18|Playoffs4 3 47
  Lac St-Louis Grenadiers EspoirQMEAA7 2 68 2|Playoffs1 0 11
 2014-2015 Châteauguay GrenadiersQMAAA41 23 3356 50|Playoffs16 12 1931 26 
  Châteauguay GrenadiersTelus Cup7 9 615 16|        
  Team Québec CWG6 2 68 8|        
  Team Québec Blue QGC-165 3 47 11|        
 2015-2016 Team Green U17-Dev3 1 23 6|        
  Victoriaville TigresQMJHL62 26 3460 68|Playoffs5 1 56
  Canada Red U17WHC-176 1 67 8|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 1 12 12|        
 2016-2017 Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 4 15 8|        
  Victoriaville TigresQMJHL64 22 2951 88|Playoffs4 1 01
  Canada U18WJC-185 2 02 28|        
  QMJHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 2 02 0|        
 2017-2018 Victoriaville TigresQMJHL54 44 4185 79|Playoffs13 4 812 16 
  Canada U20WJC-207 3 36 4|        
  QMJHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 11 0|        
 2018-2019 Anaheim DucksNHL10 2 57 7|        
  San Diego GullsAHL4 1 01 2|Playoffs12 5 49
  Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL25 31 1748 32|Playoffs16 11 415 24 
  Canada U20WJC-205 5 16 8|        
 2019-2020 Anaheim DucksNHL29 5 611 24|        
  San Diego GullsAHL31 9 1524 53|        
 2020-2021 Anaheim DucksNHL- - -- -|        

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