The Carolina Hurricanes have added depth to the organization’s goaltending position, signing Antoine Bibeau to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700K at the NHL level. Bibeau was injured for almost all of last season, but GM Don Waddell explained today that he is fully healthy and ready to help the Hurricanes in 2020-21.
Now 26, Bibeau was originally a selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013 and actually made his NHL debut for that organization during the 2016-17 season. A stop in San Jose resulted only in time in the minor leagues before Bibeau joined Colorado for the 2019-20 season.
He actually played in two NHL games before his hip injury put him out of commission, taking his total to four in his career. It’s unclear exactly where he fits into the depth chart, but given that the 2020-21 season could be condensed quite significantly and have regional bubbles, travelling with a third goaltender may become the norm.