The Ducks empty their piggy bank for Maxime Comtois and Max Jones

Published August 9, 2021 at 2:51 PM

The Anaheim Ducks announced that they have extended the contracts of three young players in the organization, Maxime Comtois, Max Jones and Josh Mahura. Comtois will have an impact of about $2 million on the payroll for 2 years. Jones will be paid approximately $1.3 million annually for 3 years and Mahura signed for 2 years at an annual salary of $750,000 per year.


Comtois, 22, just finished as the Ducks' leading scorer with 33 points, including 16 goals, in 55 games in 2020-2021. He's obviously signed a bridge contract, one that will only get better with time. He was a second-round pick by the Ducks in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Max Jones, 23, is an energy player who can provide some offense, hence his 28 points in 135 regular season games. Jones was a first-round pick of the Ducks in the 2016 draft. The best is also yet to come in his case.

Mahura, a third-round pick by the Ducks in 2016, has been slow to settle in consistently in the NHL. Anaheim has a surplus of left-handed defensemen, making it difficult for Mahura to develop. He has a total of 13 points in 41 NHL games so far.

Three good, low-cost signings for the Anaheim Ducks, who are currently in a rebuild.
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