It’s not a major signing, but it will lend some help in goal for the Utica Comets.
The team announced today via Twitter that they have come to terms with goaltender Mathieu Corbeil. A 2010 fourth round draft pick, selected 102 overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Corbeil comes to the Comets after spending last season on a loan from the Chicago Wolves — whose affiliate at the time, Vancouver, now runs the Comets — to the Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League.
A 2011-12 QMJHL Champion as a member of the Saint John Sea Dogs, Corbeil suited up for 48 games with the Sea Dogs that season, posting a 2.38 GAA and .911 SV%. At the completion of his season, the Columbus Blue Jackets chose not to sign him, and he moved to free agency. His next professional contract was with the Wolves, but he will now get a chance at challenging, at the very least, for an AHL job.
Corbeil’s likely role with the team is as a recall. Last season in Missouri, Corbeil had a 2.69 GAA and .915 SV% in 21 regular season games.