ANTOINE BIBEAU NAMED CCM/AHL GOALTENDER OF THE MONTHNov 1, 2018
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League announced today that Rochester Americans forward Victor Olofsson, Springfield Thunderbirds forward Henrik Borgstrom and San Jose Barracuda goaltender Antoine Bibeau have been selected as the league's award winners for October.
Bibeau, the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month, allowed only nine goals on 149 shots in five starts (3-1-1) during October, helping San Jose to the best record in the Western Conference.
Bibeau began the season with a 30-save effort on opening night, backstopping the Barracuda to a 4-1 victory over Ontario. He turned aside 33 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to Bakersfield on Oct. 10, and made 31 saves before denying all six shootout attempts in a 3-2 win over Tucson on Oct. 15. Bibeau finished the month with 20 stops in a 6-1 road win over Texas on Oct. 27.
An AHL All-Star in 2018, Bibeau is in his fifth professional season and has a record of 82-48-16 with a 2.64 goals-against average, a .911 save percentage and 15 shutouts in 152 career AHL appearances with San Jose and Toronto. Among goaltenders with more than two games played this season, the 24-year-old native of Victoriaville, Que., leads the league with his 1.75 GAA and .940 save percentage for the Barracuda. Bibeau was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL Draft and has appeared in two career NHL games (1-1-0, 1.99, .927).
Each monthly award winner will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming home game in recognition of his achievement.