Jordan Binnington

by dabrams2021 on September 24, 2017

 

 

Jordan Binnington, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 168

Born: 1993-07-11

Hometown: Gravenhurst, ON, CAN

Drafted: 2011 by St. Louis Blues, 88th overall

 

 

Observations:

September 2017 - Binnington played in 32 games for the Chicago Wolves, posting a record of 16-7-8 with a .911 sv% and a GAA of 2.71. On July 24, 2017, Binnington signed a one year extension.   Binnington’s path to the NHL with St. Louis will be difficult, as Ville Husso seems to have moved ahead of Binnington in the Blues depth chart.  In the near term Binnington is unlikely to be making an NHL impact; but in the longer term he could become a viable backup for an NHL team.  One caveat is Binnington is the kind of goalie prospect who can quickly move from irrelevant to hot prospect with a single impressive AHL season. Doug Abrams

 
July 2016 – Binnington and the Blues have come to terms on a deal that will keep the pending RFA in the fold for another year. It's shaping up to be quite the battle for playing time in Chicago of the AHL with Binnington, Husso and Copley all looking to claim the crease as theirs. Brad Phillips
 
June 2016 - For the second consecutive year, Binnington split goaltending duties for the Chicago Wolves, this time with Pheonix Copley. He saw slightly more action than his counterpart playing in 41 games amassing a 17-18-5 record with a 2.85 GAA, 0.907 SVS and a single shutout. All of these numbers were down from the previous year, a reflection of the fact that the Wolves were an inferior team to the 2014-15 incarnation. The highlight of the year for Binnington was getting his first, albeit brief, NHL action playing 13 minutes, allowing one goal on four shots. Sporting good size and excellent reflexes, he's in a good situation in that the Blues don't have a true #1 goalie at the big league level. With him, Husso and Copley all in the pipeline, the battle over who will emerge should prove to be fierce in the coming years. Brad Phillips

June 2014 - Binnington spent the majority of his first pro season in the ECHL due to Jake Allen being the dominant figure in the AHL crease for the St. Louis organization. He performed well in Kalamazoo, earning a 23-13-3 record with a .922 save percentage. With Allen ready to make the jump to the NHL, look for Binnington to spend all of next year in the AHL. Eric Daoust

June 2013 – Binnington finished the season with career-highs in games played (50), wins (32), GAA (2.17) and save percentage (.932). His efforts were recognized when he was named OHL goaltender of the year. He turns 20 in July so there is still going to be a couple years of development ahead but he is emerging as a potential star goaltender. Eric Daoust

January 2013 – Binnington has gathered a nice plethora of awards early on in his career. He was named the CHL Memorial Cup Most Outstanding Goaltender when he backstopped his Owen Sound Attack to a 2010 OHL Championship. Binnington recently represented Canada at the 2013 WJHC and played well in relief of Malcolm Subban on the big stage.  He is currently in the middle of a strong OHL campaign where he leads all puck stoppers in save percentage (.934%) and should gain valuable experience as his strong Owen Sound Attack team looks to go deep into the playoffs.  Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

Binnington has performed well in big-game competition and appears to be developing into a potential 1A/1B complementary goaltender.

 

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