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