VANCOUVER – Maxime Comtois (Anaheim Ducks), Canada captain in the 2019 IHF World Junior Championship, played the 11-day tournament with a separate shoulder, the Ducks said.
Comtois, selected in the second round (No. 39; 50) of the 2017 NHL design, has six points (five goals, one assist), 14 goals on target and averaged 17:45 on ice time in five games for Canada. Ahead of his Canada-high five goals scored four goals in a 14-0 win against Denmark in the opening game of the December 26th.
The 19-year-old missed a penalty shot 1:14 in a 2-1 loss to Finland in the quarterfinals at Rogers Center on Jan. 2. Finland scored the game-winning goal 4: 3 later, and the como became a target of social media criticism.
The loss denied Canada a chance to play for a medal at the WJC for the second time in 21 years and the first time in 13 as the host country.
Comtois is expected for two weeks. He has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 10 games for the Ducks this season, and one goal in four games for San Diego from the American Hockey League.