Bert Corbeau had the distinction of starting his pro hockey career in the NHL during its inaugural season in 1917-18 as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. In 20 games, Corbeau scored eight goals. The following year, Corbeau played 16 games, scoring twice and adding an assist. The 1918-19 playoffs marked the only time in NHL history that a Stanley Cup champion was not crowned. With the championship series between the Canadiens and Seattle tied 2-2-1, the rest of the series was cancelled due to a serious outbreak of influenza. It turns out that was the closest Corbeau ever came to playing for a championship team in the NHL. In 1919-20, he had a career-high in points with 16. The following year, he set a career-best with 12 goals.
Corbeau played with the Canadiens for the 1921-22 campaign before joining the Hamilton Tigers in 1922-23. In 22 games, he scored ten goals and 13 points. The next NHL stop was Toronto where he played with the St. Pats until they became the Maple Leafs in 1926-27. In 41 games with the Leafs, Corbeau had a goal and three points in his last NHL season.
Corbeau played two more years of pro hockey for the Toronto Ravinas and the London Panthers of the CPHL before retiring after the 1928-29 season.