The Ducks have signed left wing Max Comtois to a three-year, entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Comtois, 19 (1/8/99), has collected 87-97=184 points with a +32 rating and 233 penalty minutes (PIM) in 175 career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Victoriaville Tigres. He has also appeared in nine career playoff games, earning 2-5=7 points with 12 PIM.
Selected by Anaheim in the second round (50th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft, Comtois has registered a career-high 39-34=73 points this season with Victoriaville in 49 games played. He earned a spot on Canada's 2018 World Junior team this year, and completed the tournament with 3-3=6 points in seven games, helping Canada to a Gold Medal. Comtois scored a goal on five shots against Czech Republic in the Semifinal match and logged 1-2=3 points in the Quarter-final vs. Switzerland.
Since his return from the World Juniors, Comtois has appeared in 20 games, scoring 24-20=44 points with a +26 rating. He also extended his current point streak to 15 straight games (19-16=35) after logging 1-4=5 points with a +5 rating on Mar. 2, which is tied for the second highest streak this season in the QMJHL. During his streak, Comtois has earned multi-point games in nine of the 15 contests. The left wing ranks tied for third in goals (39), second in goals-per-game (.80), tied for seventh in points (73) and tied for fifth in plus/minus (+35) among QMJHL skaters. Comtois was named the Player of the Week from the period between Feb. 5-11, scoring 4-4=8 points with a +6 rating in eight games.