Antoine Bibeau - Courtesy of www.lanouvelle.net

 

Antoine Bibeau, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 210

Born: 1994-01-05

Hometown: Victoriaville, PQ

Drafted: 2013 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 172nd Overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

August 2014 – Behind James Reimer and Jon Bernier there is a lack of NHL quality depth in net available for recall within the Leafs’ system. The organization will open camp with a triple headed monster competing for a pair of spaces on the Toronto Marlies as Bibeau exits Junior a Memorial Cup All-Star. He and Garret Sparks hold an upper hand on paper as former draftees over Chris Gibson, but it would not surprising to see Bibeau head to the ECHL for workload and experience. At some point there will need to be a standout in the system, Bibeau has the potential of pushing himself forward to the top tier sooner than later but we don’t suggest you lay claim to him until the organizational outlook becomes less murky or he shows strongly in camp. Jason Banks

 

 

May 2014 - Despite falling a few wins short of the 2014 CHL MasterCard Memorial Cup Championship, Foreurs' goaltender Antoine Bibeau held his team in contention throughout the tournament and as a result was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. Bibeau was fantastic in his tournament debut turning away 51 shots for a 1-0 win over the London Knights. He carried that momentum throughout the event and turned a ton of heads showing that his future is very bright. Brendan Ross

 

May 2014 - Named QMJHL Playoff MVP after Bibeau led his Val-d'Or Foreurs to the QMJHL Championship earning them a berth in the 2014 CHL MasterCard Memorial Cup. Brendan Ross

 

December 2013 – Bibeau has been turning heads the past couple years showing strong growth and numbers on the large island of PEI in the QMJHL. Since the 2012-13 season, he has been amongst the save percentage leaders in a very offensive junior league known for seeing goalies with sub-par numbers. Last season, Bibeau’s save percentage was .911, his numbers in 2013-14 have dropped only .003 but his underperforming team has allowed an extra six shots on goal per game. Bibeau likes to use his large body to position himself in the middle of the net and use his extremities to do most of his work, an alteration that he can get away with that in Junior, but that sort of mind set is unlikely to serve him well next year transitioning to pro ranks. Currently, he is being out played by his backup Eric Brassard, but he doesn’t seem to be losing too many starts as of yet. He is on a nine game losing skid going into the holiday season. Hopefully, Bibeau will be dealt to a stronger ‘Q’ team in the new year, where he will be able to compete in the Junior playoffs before leaving Quebec Junior. Jason Banks

  

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

Bibeau has a very projectable frame, competes rather well and compares himself to Roberto Luongo, but he will need much seasoning while working on conserving body movements and effective positioning for him to jump on the radar for fantasy managers.

 

Footage:

 

Highlight pack showing a good amount of Bibeau’s work - both strengths and

weaknesses:

 

 

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