Jordan Binnington

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Jordan Binnington
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Binnington at the 2018 AHL All-Star Game
Born (1993-07-11) July 11, 1993 (age 27)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 88th overall, 2011
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2016–present

Jordan Binnington (born July 11, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Binnington was raised in Richmond Hill and Toronto, Ontario.[1] He was drafted by the Blues in the third round, 88th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He spent seven seasons in the minor leagues, with a brief call-up to the NHL in 2014 as an emergency goaltender. Binnington played for Canada in the 2013 IIHF World U20 Championship.[2]

In December 2018, he was called up by the Blues and within a month became their starting goaltender. His play helped the team improve from last place in the league to winning the 2019 Stanley Cup championship. He is the first NHL rookie goaltender to earn 16 wins in a single postseason, the maximum.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Binnington played major junior hockey for the Owen Sound Attack in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 2009 to 2013. Binnington had a very strong 2010–11 OHL season posting a 27–12–5 throughout 46 games. During the 2011 OHL Playoffs, Binnington led the Attack past the London Knights, the Plymouth Whalers, and the Windsor Spitfires to end up in the J. Ross Robertson Cup final versus the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors. The seven-game series was won by the Attack, with Jarrod Maidens scoring the series clinching goal in overtime. The Owen Sound Attack also competed in the 2011 Memorial Cup tournament as OHL champions.

St. Louis Blues[edit]

Ranked as the OHL's top 2011 NHL Entry Draft eligible goaltender (NHL Central Scouting Bureau's Final Rankings),[3][4] he was selected with the 88th overall pick in the third round by the St. Louis Blues. Binnington signed a three-year entry level contract with the Blues on May 29, 2012.[5] Playing one AHL game in 2011–12, he returned to Owen Sound for most of that season and also played with Owen Sound for 2012–13.

On November 26, 2014, Binnington was called up from the Kalamazoo Wings of the East Coast Hockey League, under emergency conditions, following the injury to Blues goaltender Brian Elliott.[6] On January 14, 2016, he made his in-game debut against the Carolina Hurricanes, coming in to relieve starter Elliott in a 4–1 loss.[7] On July 15, 2016, Binnington signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.[8]

With the Blues playing the 2017–18 season without an AHL affiliate, Binnington was reassigned on loan to the Providence Bruins on October 9, 2017.[9] He was not recalled to the NHL during the 2017–18 season, finishing with 17 wins in 28 games for the Bruins. He was named to the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic alongside teammate Austin Czarnik.[10]

Jordan Binnington with the Stanley Cup

During the offseason before the 2018–19 season, Binnington signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues on July 6, 2018.[11] Binnington was assigned to the St. Louis Blues AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, to begin the 2018–19 season.[12]

He was recalled by the Blues to the NHL on December 9, 2018.[13] The team had the worst record in the NHL on January 2. Five days later, Binnington made his first NHL start, making 25 saves in a 3–0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers[14] and becoming the 35th NHL goaltender to earn a shutout in his first start.[15] On February 11, Binnington was named the NHL First Star of the Week after going 3–0–0 to help the Blues to win six straight games and move into a Western Conference wild card spot.[16] He was named the NHL Rookie of the Month in February and March 2019.[17]

On April 4, 2019, a 7–3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers gave Binnington his 23rd win of the season, a record for a Blues rookie goaltender.[18]

On April 10, Binnington played his first NHL playoff game, stopping 25 of 26 shots against the Winnipeg Jets in a 2–1 victory.[19] On April 27, Binnington was announced as a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy.[20] After knocking out Winnipeg in six games, the Blues defeated the Dallas Stars in a seven-game conference semi-final series.

On May 19, 2019, Binnington became the first St. Louis Blues rookie goaltender to record a shutout in the Stanley Cup playoffs, a 5–0 win against the San Jose Sharks[21] which gave the Blues a team-record 11 playoff victories.[22] The Blues defeated the Sharks in six games to advance to the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals where they met the Boston Bruins, the Eastern Conference champions. On June 12, the Blues defeated the Bruins in game seven to win the Stanley Cup, St. Louis' first in their 52-year franchise history. Binnington started every playoff game. With the Stanley Cup win, Binnington set a record for most playoffs wins by a rookie goaltender in NHL history with his 16th win.[23]

In his Day with the Cup on July 12, Binnington brought the Stanley Cup to his hometown of Richmond Hill.[24] The next day, the Blues re-signed Binnington to a two-year, $8.8 million contract extension.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2008–09 Toronto Dixie Beehives OJHL 1 0 1 0 59 3 0 3.04 .923
2009–10 Owen Sound Attack OHL 22 6 10 2 1068 79 0 4.44 .888
2010–11 Owen Sound Attack OHL 46 27 12 5 2596 132 1 3.05 .899 7 4 2 355 19 0 3.21 .894
2011–12 Owen Sound Attack OHL 39 21 17 1 2304 115 1 2.99 .906 2 0 2 120 10 0 5.00 .863
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 1 0 1 0 60 3 0 3.02 .921
2012–13 Owen Sound Attack OHL 50 32 12 6 3011 109 7 2.17 .932 12 6 6 705 33 0 2.81 .916
2013–14 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 40 23 13 3 2398 94 1 2.35 .922 3 1 1 223 7 0 1.89 .946
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 1 1 0 0 65 3 0 2.78 .912
2014–15 Chicago Wolves AHL 45 25 15 4 2555 100 3 2.35 .916 5 2 3 333 12 0 2.16 .938
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 41 17 18 5 2340 111 1 2.85 .907
2015–16 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 13 1 0 4.69 .750
2016–17 Chicago Wolves AHL 32 16 7 8 1879 85 2 2.71 .911 2 0 0 65 2 0 1.86 .950
2017–18 Providence Bruins AHL 28 17 9 1 1606 55 1 2.05 .926 3 1 1 137 10 0 4.39 .865
2018–19 San Antonio Rampage AHL 16 11 4 0 922 32 3 2.08 .927
2018–19 St. Louis Blues NHL 32 24 5 1 1876 59 5 1.89 .927 26 16 10 1560 64 1 2.46 .914
2019–20 St. Louis Blues NHL 50 30 13 7 2848 126 3 2.56 .912 5 0 5 267 21 0 4.72 .851
NHL totals 83 54 18 8 4,837 186 8 2.31 .917 26 16 15 1,798 81 1 2.70 .906

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
OHL
CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2011 [26]
Dave Pinkney Trophy – Lowest Team GAA 2012–13
First Team All-Star 2012–13
Goaltender of the Year 2012–13 [27]
AHL
All-Star Game 2018 [10]
NHL
Rookie of the Month February 2019, March 2019 [17][28]
Stanley Cup (St. Louis Blues) 2019 [29]
All-Rookie Team 2019 [30]
NHL All-Star Game 2020

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "Blues assign 10 players to San Antonio Rampage". NHL.com. September 22, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "Blues recall Binnington from Rampage". NHL.com. December 9, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  14. ^ Kimelman, Adam (January 7, 2019). "Binnington makes 25 saves in first NHL start, Blues shut out Flyers". NHL.com. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  15. ^ Gulitti, Tom (January 15, 2019). "Binnington helping Blues after long wait for NHL chance". NHL.com. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  16. ^ "Binnington leads 3 Stars of the Week". NHL.com. February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Binnington named NHL Rookie of the Month for February". NHL.com. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
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  23. ^ Teague, Matt (June 13, 2019). "Binnington sets rookie record with 16th playoff victory". theScore.com. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
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  25. ^ Pinkert, Chris. "Binnington avoids arbitration, agrees to two-year deal". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  26. ^ "Memorial Cup All-Star Teams". Memorial Cup. April 29, 2011. Archived from the original on January 7, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
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  28. ^ "Binnington named NHL Rookie of the Month for March". NHL.com. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  29. ^ "Blues win cup for first time, defeat Bruins in Game 7 of final". National Hockey League. June 12, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  30. ^ "NHL announces 2018-19 All-Rookie Team". National Hockey League. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.

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