Utica assigns goaltender Corbeil to Nailers

Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, announced that goaltender Mathieu Corbeil has been assigned to the club from the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League.

Corbeil, 22, is currently playing in his second professional season, after spending the 2012-13 campaign with the Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League, where he posted a 10-9-1 record, with a 2.69 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.

Prior to turning pro, Corbeil spent four seasons in the QMJHL, beginning with the Halifax Mooseheads, and finishing with the Saint John Sea Dogs. He was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In parts of two seasons with Saint John, Corbeil compiled a 50-11-2 regular season record, while adding 20 playoff wins, including a 16-1 mark during the 2012 postseason.

This is Corbeil’s second year under contract with the Vancouver Canucks’ AHL affiliate, as he was signed by the Chicago Wolves last season, before following the team to Utica this season. Thus far in 2013-14, he has appeared in six games with the St. Charles Chill of the Central Hockey League.