Mathieu Corbeil
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Mathieu Corbeil

Hometown:

Montreal Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-09-27

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-6

Acquired:

4th round (102nd overall), 2010

Weight:

186 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: Cobeil was chosen in the fourth round (62nd overall) of the 2007 QMJHL Draft by the Halifax Mooseheads.

2007-08: Corbeil missed the cut at the Mooseheads training camp, and was returned to the Etoiles de l’Est Midget Espoir team that he played for in 2006-07.

2008-09: In his QMJHL rookie season, Corbeil played in 24 games for the Mooseheads.  He turned in a 4.44 goals-against average and a .873 save percentage while compiling a 3-14-0 record.

2009-10: Corbeil played in 50 games for the Mooseheads, posting a 3.83 goals-against average and a .883 save percentage while earning an 8-39-0 record.  With a September birthday, he's one of the oldest players in the 2010 draft class.

2010-11: Corbeil struggled as a starter in 25 games for Halifax before being traded to eventual Memorial Cup champion Saint John in mid-season. As a backup to QMJHL veteran and one-time Flyers' prospect Jacob DeSerres with the Sea Dogs, Corbeil-Theriault put up much better numbers. He was 8-15 with a 3.76 GAA and .867 save percentage for Halifax prior to the trade. In 15 games with Saint John he was 13-2 with a 2.17 GAA and .908 save percentage. DeSerres handled the bulk of the goaltending in the QMJHL playoffs and in six games Corbeil-Theriault was 4-0 with 1 shutout and had a 1.54 GAA and .936 save percentage. Corbeil-Theriault was in net for the Sea Dogs' only loss at the Memorial Cup, stopping 40 of 45 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to WHL champion Kootenay as the Sea Dogs were badly out-shot.

2011-12: He excelled in his role as a starter for the Saint John Sea Dogs. This was the first full season where he excelled in a starting role with a 2.38 goals against average a .911 save percentage. His 37-10-1 record was key to the Sea Dogs having the best record (50-10-3) in the entire QMJHL. In the President’s Cup playoffs he dominated the first two rounds allowing just 2.25 goals per game. In the semifinals he stood tall winning two of three overtime games to send the Sea Dogs to the finals. They swept the Rimouski Océanic, Corbeil earning his only shut out in the decisive 8-0 tournament winning game. Corbeil was hit or miss in the Memorial Cup tournament giving up eight goals during Saint John’s three round robin games, but gave up five goals in the Sea Dogs semifinal loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes.

 

Talent Analysis

At 6'6, the Montreal native naturally covers a large amount of the net. Coupling that with quickness between the pipes and an excellent glove hand and it is easy to see why Corbeil was invited to attend Hockey Canada's goaltender camp this summer. Although his game still needs plenty of work, especially controlling rebounds and mentally bouncing back from a bad goal, Corbeil is a project who could pay big dividends for the Blue Jackets if he reaches his ceiling.

 

Future

The Blue Jackets passed on signing Corbeil to a contract, and he was not selected at the 2012 NHL Draft.  Corbeil has signed a contract for the 2012-13 season with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Mathieu Corbeil named CHL Goaltender of the Week

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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mathieu Corbeil of the Saint John Sea Dogs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending May 6 after posting two wins with a goals-against-average of 1.60 and save percentage of .931.

Corbeil backstopped the Sea Dogs to two straight wins to open the QMJHL Finals against the Rimouski Oceanic.  In Game 1 on Friday night, he stopped 40 shots including 15 in extra time to help the Sea Dogs hold onto a 3-2 victory in double overtime.  The Sea Dogs put together another 3-2 victory in Game 2 of the Championship Series on Saturday night with Corbeil making 14 saves in the win.

Corbeil, a 20-year-old from Montreal, Quebec, is playing in his fourth QMJHL season after joining the Sea Dogs midway through last season.  He was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets and has posted an impressive 14-0-1-0 record so far in the 2012 playoffs with a goals-against-average of 2.20 and save percentage of .916.
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