Mason McTavish and Bo Groulx making NHL Debuts
Mason McTavish and Benoit-Olivier Groulx both broke through and made their NHL debuts in the Ducks’ season opener against the Winnipeg Jets. McTavish slotted in for Max Jones who was a late scratch due to a non-covid related illness, while Groulx centered the fourth line with Nic Deslauriers and Derek Grant. It was a night to remember for both, but especially McTavish who recorded his first NHL goal on his first shot of his young career. The 18-year became the youngest Ducks players in franchise history to record a goal and added a powerplay assist later in the game.