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PAUL BIBEAULT (1940-1946)

Paul
Bibeault

1952-1963
Position G
Catch L
Weight 160lbs
Height 5'9"
Date of birth April 13th, 1919
Place of birth Montréal, QC, CAN
Deceased on August 2nd, 1970
Seasons - MTL 4
Other numbers 14,16,21
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
MIN Minutes on ice - Total number of minutes the goaltender has been on the ice
W Wins - Games the goaltender has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the goaltender has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
GA Goals against - Number of goals scoared against the goaltender
SO Shutouts - Number of games where the goaltender has not allowed a goal
GAA Goals against average - Mean goals-per-game scored on the goaltender
TOTALS 102 6200 41 46 14 0 367 2 3.55
1940-1941 4 210 1 2 0 0 15 0 4.29
1941-1942 38 2380 17 19 2 0 131 1 3.30
1942-1943 50 3010 19 19 12 0 191 1 3.81
1945-1946 10 600 4 6 0 0 30 0 3.00
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
MIN Minutes on ice - Total number of minutes the goaltender has been on the ice
W Wins - Games the goaltender has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the goaltender has lost in regulation
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
GA Goals against - Number of goals scoared against the goaltender
SO Shutouts - Number of games where the goaltender has not allowed a goal
GAA Goals against average - Mean goals-per-game scored on the goaltender
TOTALS 8 500 2 6 0 26 2 3.12
1941-1942 3 180 1 2 0 8 1 2.67
1942-1943 5 320 1 4 0 18 1 3.38
Goaltender Paul Bibeault appeared in 143 of his 214 regular season games while technically a member of the Montreal Canadiens, though during almost half of those games he was in a different uniform entirely.

A Montreal native who came up through the ranks of the Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs, Bibeault was signed as a free agent in March, 1940 and pressed into service almost immediately, seeing action in four games before the season ended.

Bibeault made 38 appearances between the pipes the next year and played in all 50 games on the 1942-43 schedule. By December 1943, it became apparent that Bill Durnan would be the Canadiens’ netminder for the foreseeable future and Bibeault was loaned to Toronto for the balance of the season.

The Leafs and Habs met in the playoffs that spring. On March 23, 1944, Maurice Richard lit the lamp behind Bibeault five times, scoring every Montreal goal in the 5-0 semifinal shutout at Maple Leaf Gardens, earning all three of that night’s stars.

Idle for the first half of 1944-45, Bibeault donned the black and gold shortly before midseason. He played in 38 games for Boston to close out the year and 16 in the early going the following season. An injury to Durnan resulted in a recall to Montreal and Bibeault once again took his place in the Canadiens net, replacing Durnan for 10 games.

The 1946-47 season opened with Bibeault suiting up for the Chicago Blackhawks, the result of a trade, not a loan. He played his final 41 NHL games with the Hawks and at seasons end the trade was reversed, with both players involved returning to their original teams.

The journeyman netminder moved into management with the Canadiens organization and, assigned to minor league affiliates, Bibeault played fewer games each season, making his final appearances with the 1954-55 IHL Cincinnati Mohawks.
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Signed as a free agent by Montreal, March 6, 1941. Loaned to Toronto by Montreal for remainder of 1943-44 season, December 22, 1943. Loaned to Boston by Montreal as a war-time replacement for Frank Brimsek, December 27, 1944. Returned to Montreal by Boston as an injury replacement for Bill Durnan, January 6, 1946. Mike McMahon was loaned to Boston on January 8, 1946 as compensation for recalling Bibeault. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for George Allen with both teams holding right of recall, September 23, 1946. Players returned to original teams, June 2, 1947.