Former Memorial Cup Winning Goaltender Lands in Utica
- Updated: July 23, 2013
Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced today that the Comets have signed goaltender Mathieu Corbeil (MA-tyew kowr-BAY) to an American Hockey League contract for the 2013-14 season.
Corbeil, 21, spent the 2012-13 season with the Central Hockey League’s Missory Mavericks where he posted a 2.69 goals-against average, with a 0.915 save percentage, in 21 games. In November, he received the CHL’s Goaltender of the Week.
Before the CHL, Corbeil played in the Quebec Major Junior League (QMJHL), where he was part of a goaltending tandem that won the Memorial Cup during the 2010-11 season, as a member of the Saint John Sea Dogs. In 2011-12 season, Corbeil posted a sensational 37-10-1 record and a 2.38 GAA en route to a QMJHL Championship and a spot on the Second Team All-Star roster. He was also honored with the QMJHL’s “Jacques Plante Trophy”, given to the goaltender with the best goals-against average that year.
During the 2012-13 season, Corbeil, had four stints with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, but did not appear in any games.
The 6’6″, 190-pound native of Montreal, Quebec was drafted in the fourth round (102nd overall), in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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