Monday, June 26, 2017

{allcanada} Bibeau, Griffith not qualified by Maple Leafs, will become UFAs


TORONTO – Antoine Bibeau and Seth Griffith were not extended a qualifying offer from the Toronto Maple Leafs before Monday's deadline, Sportsnet has learned.

The 23-year-old goaltender and 24-year-old winger are each due to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Bibeau has spent three years playing in the American Hockey League after being drafted by the Leafs 172nd overall in 2013. He made his first two NHL starts last season for Toronto, going 1-1-0.

A former QMJHL playoff MVP, Bibeau saw his development stall in recent years – dropping from a .913 save percentage in his first season with the Marlies to .894 this past year. He only appeared in one playoff game for the AHL team this spring.

Griffith was twice claimed on waivers by the Leafs last season. He had no points in three games with the NHL team, but put up 44 in 38 regular-season games for the Marlies.

Meanwhile, the Leafs chose to qualify forwards Connor Brown and Zach Hyman, and goaltender Garret Sparks, according to each of their agents. Those players remain under team control.

It wasn't immediately known what they did with Sergey Kalinin or Justin Holl.

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