SHARKS RE-SIGN GOALTENDER ANTOINE BIBEAUMar 13, 2018
SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Goaltender Antoine Bibeau to a two-year contract. Per club policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Antoine Bibeau has been an important addition to our organization, " said Joe Will, Assistant General Manager of the San Jose Sharks. "He has proven to be one of the best goaltenders in the American Hockey League as evidenced by his selection to the AHL All-Star Game and strong play throughout the year. The contract extensions of Martin Jones, Aaron Dell and now Antoine Bibeau solidify a strong goaltending core."
Bibeau has appeared in 31 games for the Barracuda this season, accumulating a 16-11-2 record to go along with a .925 save percentage, a 2.17 goals-against average and three shutouts. Amongst American Hockey League goaltenders, Bibeau ranks fifth in goals-against average and save percentage, tied for tenth in wins and tied for sixth shutouts. He was selected as one of two players to represent San Jose at the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic.
In 135 career AHL games, the 23-year-old has tallied a 72-33-13 record with a .910 save percentage, a 2.65 goals-against average and 13 shutouts.
He appeared in two games with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2016-17 season, his first and only stint in the National Hockey League, recording a 1-1-0 record with a .927 save percentage and a 1.99 goals-against average.
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.