RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed goaltender Antoine Bibeau to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Bibeau $700,000 on the NHL level or $75,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2020-21 season.
"Antoine is coming off a hip injury, but is fully healthy now," said Waddell. "He's a veteran netminder with some NHL experience and adds to the depth of our organization at that position."
Bibeau, 26, appeared in two games with the Colorado Avalanche in 2019-20, earning a 1-0 record with a 3.27 goals-against average. The Victoriaville, Quebec, native also played two games with the AHL's Colorado Eagles prior to missing most of the season following hip surgery. Originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round, 172nd overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft, Bibeau made his NHL debut for the Maple Leafs during the 2016-17 season and has a career NHL record of 2-1 with a 2.54 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. Prior to turning professional, Bibeau won the 2014 Guy Lafleur Trophy as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's playoff most valuable player after leading Val d'Or to the President's Cup championship.