Ever since they were teammates as 12-year-olds on a bantam team, Maxime Comtois and Antoine Morand have shared a clairvoyance.
In that unspoken chemistry that is unique to hockey, they clicked when they were put on a line together.
“I don’t have to look for him,” Comtois said. “I know he’s going to be there.”
Growing up in Quebec, the French-speaking province in Canada, they were best friends, and their sixth sense surfaced off the ice last month before the NHL draft.
“Coming into Chicago and the weekend, we talked to each other and we said, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we got drafted by the same team?’” Morand said. “The chances were very thin, but we got lucky and...