24-Year-Old Goalie – St. Louis Blues
Jordan Binnington Contract Information:
Re-signed to a one-year contract with the Blues in July of 2017.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong confirmed Wednesday that Binnington was assigned to AHL Chicago, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Binnington, 21, plied his trade with Kalamazoo of the ECHL last season, producing a 2.35 GAA and .922 save percentage in 40 games. The former third-round pick is expected to take his talents to AHL Chicago this season, where he’ll likely serve as the squad’s starter following Jake Allen’s appointment to the top backup spot on the NHL squad. In addition to Allen, the Blues have another promising young netminder in 21-year-old Niklas Lundstrom, but Binnington seems to be further along in his development and likely checks in at No. 3 on Blues’ organizational goalie depth chart.
The 6-2 Binnington turns 18 this year and is coming off a year where played a ton of minutes for the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. On the surface, a 3.05 GAA and .899 save percentage doesn't look too good, but it won him 27 games.