Max Comtois Finds Team For 2023-24

Five-year veteran ex-Anaheim Ducks forward Max Comtois was unable to find a deal as a free agent this offseason. That was followed by an unsuccessful professional tryout (PTO) contract with the Vegas Golden Knights this preseason. He's now found his way into a new organization, however, signing an AHL deal with the Chicago Wolves.

The Wolves are the only independent team in the American Hockey League, with no specific NHL team affiliation. Comtois will get to show his wares to all 32 teams. And he'll get to do it with a number of notable players with some degree of NHL experience, including Rocco GrimaldiCory Conacher, Chris Terry and Cole Schneider.

But of all of those players, nobody has had the success at the top level that Comtois has, as he posted a 16-goal, 33-point season in just 55 games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2020-21 at the age of 22. Unfortunately, his production and TOI has gone in the wrong direction the past two seasons, including just 19 points in 64 games last year, and he'll now need to prove himself again to win another shot with an NHL team. 

The Wolves, however, seem like a perfect spot for the former 2nd-round pick of the Ducks (50th overall in 2017) to showcase his talent.

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