Blues Sign Goaltender Jordan Binnington
May 29, 2012
St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed goaltender Jordan Binnington.
Binnington, 18, was drafted by the Blues in the third round, 88th overall in the 2011 Entry Draft. The 6’2”, 167-pound goaltender made his professional debut with the Peoria Rivermen on April 15 and made 35 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Wolves. He had recently completed his third season with the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Owen Sound Attack, posting a 21-17-0-1 record in 39 games which includes a 2.99 goals against average and .906 save percentage. In three seasons with the Attack, Binnington is 54-39-2-6 in 107 games.
Last spring, Binnington was named the Most Outstanding Goaltender of the 2011 Memorial Cup, posting a 1-2 record with a tournament-best goals against average of 1.42 and save percentage of .951. The Richmond Hill, Ontario native had a 27-12-1-4 record in 46 games with one shutout in 2010-11, posting a 3.05 goals against average and a .899 save percentage.