Jordan Binnington
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Jordan Binnington

Hometown:

Richmond Hill Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-07-11

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2011

Catches:

Right

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

3rd round (88th overall), 2011

Weight:

169 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Jordan Binnington played for the Vaughn Kings. Chosen in the second round, 40th overall, of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection by the Owen Sound Attack.

2009-10: Binnington’s rookie season in the OHL was spent with the Owen Sound Attack. In 22 games for that team, Binnington compiled a 4.38 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage. He sported a record of 6-10-1-1 in his appearances.

2010-11: Played for the Owen Sound Attack, appearing in 46 games for that team. Binnington turned in a 3.05 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage. His record was 27-12-1-4 on the season.

2011-12: Binnington made his pro hockey debut – making a late April start for Peoria following his third OHL season with Owen Sound. He stopped 35 of 38 shots in a 4-2 loss at Chicago in his only game with the Rivermen. Binnington split the goaltending duties for Owen Sound with Rangers’ prospect Scott Stajcer. He finished 21-17-1 with 1 shutout in 39 games and had a 2.99 goals against and .906 save percentage. Owen Sound finished third in the Midwest Division. Binnington played in two of five games in the playoffs against Kitchener and was 0-2 with a 5.00 goals against and .863 save percentage.

2012-13: Binnington was one of the top goalies in the OHL in his fourth season with Owen Sound and played for Canada in the 2013 World Junior Championship. Playing on one of the league’s top teams, he was 32-12-6 with 7 shutouts in 50 games and had a 2.17 goals against and .932 save percentage. Owen Sound was second to OHL champion London in the Midwest Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Binnington was 6-6 in 12 playoff games with a 2.81 goals against and .916 save percentage. He made two relief appearances backing up starter Malcolm Subban at the WJC in Ufa, Russia; stopping 27 of 31 shots in 35 minutes of action.

2013-14: Binnington made one start with Blues AHL affiliate Chicago in his first pro season — spending his first pro season with the Kalamazoo Wings in the ECHL. He stopped 34 of 37 shots for the Wolves in a 4-3 shootout win over Rockford on January 5th. In 40 regular season games for Kalamazoo he was 23-13-3 with one shutout and had a 2.35 goals against and .922 save percentage. The Wings finished first in the North Division and lost to Greenville in a first round series. Splitting time with minor league veteran Joel Martin in the playoffs Binnington was 1-1-1 with a 1.89 goals against and .946 save percentage in three playoff games.  

Talent Analysis

Binnington has very good net coverage, is strong in his crease and plays big even when down in the butterfly position. He has solid positional play, covers his angles well, has good rebound control and excellent leg extension along the ice. The lanky netminder has increased his lateral speed but there's still room for more improvement in order to play at the NHL level.

Future

Binnington attended training camp with the Blues before being assigned to AHL affiliate Chicago to start the 2014-15 season. Now in his second pro season he was sharing time with AHL veteran Ben Climie and had a goals against under 2.00 to start the year when he was re-called by the Blues in November on an emergency basis due to an injury to St. Louis starter Brian Elliott. Likely to be returned to the AHL when Elliott returns or the Blues sign a free agent goalie, Binnington's play this year has been encouraging and he should continue to develop and hone his abilities.

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