As the Anaheim Ducks began their 2018-19 season against Californian rivals the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Centre AKA the Shark Tank three fresh faced rookies would make their debut in a Ducks jersey but for Comtois, a debut was not enough.
Somewhere between 45 and 49 seconds in, Comotois would take to the ice for the first time in regular season as a Duck. He would then receive a perfect pass from Henrique, to then get past and ahead of Brent Burns. He then found himself with the puck and in front of the Sharks goal tender Martin Jones – with no one else to stop him, he’d take his first shot of not only the game, but of his NHL career and earning himself his first NHL goal.
Drafted in round two of the 2017 NHL draft and spending the 2017-18 season with the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL collecting himself 44 goals in 54 games, doubling his production from the 16-17 season.
Though its been stated that he will only participate in 9 games of this season as a Duck before heading back to suit up as a Gull, if he builds off his opening night performance he could earn himself a permanent place on the left wing.
Also making their NHL regular season debuts would be Sam Steel and Kiefer Sherwood with both logging serious minutes. Sherwood would come away with a point in assisting the final goal, an empty netter from former Penguin turned Duck, Carter Rowney joining the team from Free Agency.
Not many thought that the Ducks would come away from San Jose with an impressive 5 – 2 victory over the Sharks with everything that has and has not gone on within the Anaheim camp. However, the Ducks are here to fight in a division that has just gotten to be a lot tougher place to play.