Antoine Bibeau

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Antoine Bibeau
Bibeau Maple Leafs Debut.png
Bibeau warming up during his NHL debut on December 11, 2016
Born (1994-05-01) May 1, 1994 (age 23)
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Barracuda (AHL)
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 2013
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2014–present

Antoine Bibeau (born May 1, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently under contract to the San Jose Sharks organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bibeau was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 6th round (172nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Bibeau played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2011 to 2014, where in his final year of major junior hockey he led the Val-d'Or Foreurs to capture the 2014 President's Cup and was recognized for his outstanding play when he was awarded the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the QMJHL Playoffs Most Valuable Player.[1]

On July 3, 2014, the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League signed Bibeau to an entry-level contract.[2]

Bibeau was recalled on December 1, 2015 after the Leafs demoted goalie Jonathan Bernier to the Marlies for conditioning. Fellow rookie goalie Garret Sparks was recalled as well when James Reimer went on IR.

Following the demotion of Maple Leafs backup Jhonas Enroth in December 2016, Bibeau was recalled by the team to serve as backup to starting goaltender Frederik Andersen. He made his NHL debut on December 11, in a match up against the Colorado Avalanche. Despite a solid performance by both Bibeau and the team, where they recorded 52 shots to Colorado's 29, the Maple Leafs would lose 3–1.[3]

At the completion of his entry-level contract with the Maple Leafs, Bibeau was surprisingly not tendered a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent on June 26, 2017.[4] On July 1, 2017, Bibeau as a free agent signed a one-year, two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2010–11 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 3 2 0 0 144 5 0 2.10 .914
2011–12 P.E.I. Rocket QMJHL 29 7 9 1 1183 88 0 4.46 .868
2012–13 P.E.I. Rocket QMJHL 46 28 11 3 2521 118 5 2.81 .911 6 2 4 374 21 0 3.37 .907
2013–14 Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 26 8 11 5 1424 78 1 3.29 .911
2013–14 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 22 13 7 1 1267 64 1 3.03 .900 24 16 8 1476 69 1 2.80 .913
2014–15 Toronto Marlies AHL 31 15 10 5 1809 81 4 2.69 .913 1 0 1 57 3 0 3.13 .929
2015–16 Toronto Marlies AHL 40 28 9 1 2354 106 3 2.70 .909 12 6 5 682 31 1 2.73 .900
2016–17 Toronto Marlies AHL 32 13 14 5 1892 97 3 3.08 .894 1 0 1 37 2 0 3.23 .882
2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 1 1 0 121 4 0 1.98 .927
NHL totals 2 1 1 0 121 4 0 1.98 .927

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Guy Lafleur Trophy - QMJHL Playoffs MVP 2013–14 [6]
Hap Emms Memorial Trophy - Memorial Cup Most Outstanding Goaltender 2014 [7]
CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2014 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antoine Bibeau Backstops Val-D'or to QMJHL Championship | The LeafsNation". theleafsnation.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Maple Leafs sign goaltender Antoine Bibeau to entry-level contract | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Bibeau solid in debut, but Leafs can't solve Colorado: DiManno". Toronto Star. Torstar. December 11, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bibeau, Griffith not qualified by Leafs, will becom UFA's". Sportsnet.ca. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Sharks sign Goaltender Antoine Bibeau". San Jose Sharks. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Foreurs’ Bibeau wins Guy Lafleur Trophy | The Q News". theqnews.net. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  7. ^ "Oil Kings shock heavily-favoured Storm to win Memorial Cup | MEMORIAL CUP | Hock". torontosun.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  8. ^ "Memorial Cup All-Star Teams". Memorial Cup. 2014-05-28. Archived from the original on January 7, 2016. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 

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