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Sharks Sign Goaltender Antoine Bibeau

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed goaltender Antoine Bibeau to a one-year, two-way contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We're excited to have Antoine Bibeau join our already strong goaltending stable," said Joe Will, Assistant General Manager of the San Jose Sharks. "He adds tremendous depth at an important position, has an incredible amount of American Hockey League experience for such a young man, and has proven he can play at the NHL level."

Bibeau appeared for the Toronto Maple Leafs in two games last year, his first stint in the National Hockey League, recording a 1-1-0 record with a .927 save percentage and a 1.99 goals-against average. 

He spent most of the 2016-17 season with the Toronto Marlies, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he registered a 13-14-5 record with a .894 save percentage and a 3.08 goals-against average. He was tied for 12th place in shutouts amongst all AHL goaltenders with three on the season.

In 104 career AHL games over three seasons with the Toronto Marlies, the 23-year-old tallied a 56-33-11 record with a .906 save percentage and a 2.79 goals-against average to go along with 10 shutouts.

During the 2013-14 season, Bibeau won the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the Quebec Junior Major Hockey League Playoffs Most Valuable Player after he led the Val-d'Or Foreurs to the 2014 President's Cup (the QMJHL championship). He also won the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as the Memorial Cup's Most Outstanding Goaltender. In addition, he was named to the CHL Memorial Cup All-Star team.

The six-foot-three, 210-pound native of Victoriaville, Quebec was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

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