Thursday, August 9, 2012

Corbeil Inks Deal With Chicago Wolves

The Chicago Wolves announced today the signing of former Saint John Sea Dogs goaltender Mathieu Corbeil. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Wolves are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. Corbeil attended Canucks development camp as a free agent last month.

The 20-year old became a free agent after the Columbus Blue Jackets chose not to sign him. The Jackets selected Corbeil in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Draft.

The netminder came to Saint John at the 2011 trade deadline. He went 13-1-1 with a 2.17 goals against average and a 0.908 save percentage in 15 games with the Sea Dogs in the second half. He served as Jacob DeSerres' backup during the playoffs.

Last season, Corbeil went 37-10-1 with a 2.38 GAA and a 0.911 SV% in 48 games as the No. 1 goaltender. In the playoffs, the Montreal native helped the Sea Dogs win the President’s Cup for the second straight year, going 16-0-1 with a 2.18 GAA and a 0.917 SV%. He went 2-2-0 with a 3.51 GAA and 0.881 SV% at the Memorial Cup.

One of the highlights for Corbeil last year came when the Blue Jackets called him up on emergency recall. He backed up Steve Mason.

Of note, former Sea Dog Yann Sauve spent last season with the Wolves.

Photo Credit: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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