Antoine Bibeau
Born (1994-05-01)May 1, 1994,
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Eagles (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 currently playing for the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bibeau was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round, 172nd overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

As a youth, Bibeau played in the 2006 and 2007 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with the Victoriaville Tigres minor ice hockey team.[1]

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.[2]

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

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

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.[4] Bibeau's first NHL win came in his second game, where he would make 25 saves in a 3–2 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 29.[5]



At the completion of his entry-level contract with the Maple Leafs, Bibeau was not tendered a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent on June 26, 2017.[6] On July 1, 2017, Bibeau as a free agent signed a one-year, two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks.[7] After reporting to his first training camp with the Sharks, Bibeau was assigned to AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda, and posted a 23–14–4 record in his first season with the Barracuda in 2017–18. He had a .919 save percentage and a 2.37 goals-against average, earning a spot on the Pacific Division's All-Star Team. On March 13, 2018, Bibeau signed a two-year contract extension with the Sharks.[8]

On October 2, 2018, he was assigned by the Sharks to continue with the San Jose Barracuda.[9] He spent the 2018–19 season in the AHL, where he went 16–13–5 with a .904 save percentage and a 2.89 goals-against average.

Prior to the 2019–20 season, Bibeau was traded by the Sharks to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Nicolas Meloche on September 27, 2019.[10] He was directly assigned to report to the Colorado Eagles' training camp.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

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
2017–18 San Jose Barracuda AHL 43 23 14 4 2406 95 5 2.37 .919 4 1 3 212 13 0 3.68 .865
2018–19 San Jose Barracuda AHL 35 16 13 5 2055 99 1 2.89 .904 1 0 0 10 3 0 17.48 .625
2019–20 Colorado Eagles AHL 2 0 2 0 80 8 0 6.02 .765
2019–20 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2 1 0 0 92 5 0 3.27 .881
NHL totals 4 2 1 0 213 9 0 2.54 .907

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
QMJHL
Guy Lafleur Trophy – Playoffs MVP 2013–14 [11]
Hap Emms Memorial TrophyMemorial Cup Most Outstanding Goaltender 2014 [12]
CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2014 [13]
AHL
All-Star Game 2018

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA (2018).
  2. Antoine Bibeau Backstops Val-D'or to QMJHL Championship | The LeafsNation. theleafsnation.com (May 14, 2014). Retrieved on July 9, 2014.
  3. Maple Leafs sign goaltender Antoine Bibeau to entry-level contract | Toronto Star. thestar.com. Retrieved on July 9, 2014.
  4. Bibeau solid in debut, but Leafs can't solve Colorado: DiManno. Toronto Star. Torstar (December 11, 2016). Retrieved on December 22, 2016.
  5. Bibeau, Kadri lift Maple Leafs past Lightning in OT. Sportsnet. Rogers Communications (December 29, 2016). Retrieved on September 27, 2019.
  6. Bibeau, Griffith not qualified by Leafs, will becom UFA's. Sportsnet.ca (June 26, 2017). Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  7. Sharks sign Goaltender Antoine Bibeau. San Jose Sharks (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  8. Sharks Re-Sign Goaltender Antoine Bibeau (March 13, 2018). Retrieved on March 14, 2018.
  9. Sharks Reassign Three Players to Barracuda (October 2, 2018). Retrieved on October 2, 2018.
  10. Avalanche acquires Antoine Bibeau. Colorado Avalanche (September 27, 2019). Retrieved on September 27, 2019.
  11. Foreurs' Bibeau wins Guy Lafleur Trophy | The Q News. theqnews.net. Retrieved on July 9, 2014.
  12. Oil Kings shock heavily-favoured Storm to win Memorial Cup | MEMORIAL CUP | Hock. torontosun.com (May 26, 2014). Retrieved on July 9, 2014.
  13. Memorial Cup All-Star Teams. Memorial Cup (May 28, 2014). Archived from the original on January 7, 2016. Retrieved on May 28, 2014.

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