Despite the Anaheim Ducks losing 2-1 overtime to the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, Quebecist Maxim Comtois made his name in the history books.
Comtois, the only scorer for his team in the backhand, has brought his total to three goals this season. They are just three goals away from the California team in two games.
Comtois thus became the first player in the history of the organization to score the first three goals of the season and the 15th player in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL). The last player to do so was none other than Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers in 2017.
“He’s on fire right now and it’s great,” Teamindia Sam Steel said in a post-game video conference. He goes to the hardest places and there he plays his best role. “
The 22-year-old sees some action with the ducks in his third season, but has played just 41 games so far in his career. He scored a total of 10 goals and 21 points. He now hopes to settle down permanently with the club.
He will first try to help his family sign the first victory in a duel with the Minnesota Wild on Monday night at the Honda Center.
Watch Maxim Comtois’ third goal in the video above.