The Utica Comets have signed goaltender Mathieu Corbeil, according to the Comets Twitter feed.
— Utica Comets (@UticaComets) July 18, 2013
Corbeil, 21, spent the 2012-13 season with the Chicago Wolves and the Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League. He signed an American Hockey League contract with the Wolves after a successful four-year career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he was the winner of the Jacques Plante Trophy and member of the Second All-Star team in 2011-12.
Either Eddie Lack and Joacim Eriksson is expected to backup veteran Roberto Luongo. The other will be the starter with the Comets. Corbeil is expected to compete with 2009 sixth round pick Joe Cannata for the backup position with the Comets.
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.