Jordan Binnington avoids arbitration, agrees to two-year deal with Blues

Jordan Binnington will have his day with the Stanley Cup in Richmond Hill, ON, and spoke about his desire to keep winning with the Blues next season.

Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a two-year, $8.8-million deal, the club announced Saturday.

The Stanley Cup-winning netminder’s new deal will pay him $4.4 million per season.

“I’m happy to get this deal done with the St. Louis Blues,” Binnington said via a team release. “To the city of St. Louis, thank you for welcoming me in and trusting me to do me. I’m excited and motivated to keep doing my job and keep bringing success to the St. Louis Blues organization.”

Binnington — who entered the off-season as a restricted free agent, and was set for arbitration on July 20 — enjoyed a dominant rookie campaign that concluded with a .927 save percentage, 1.89 goals-against average and five shutouts through 32 games.

Through 26 post-season appearances, he posted a .914 save percentage, a 2.46 goals-against average and another shutout to help lead St. Louis to the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

The Richmond Hill, Ont., native was originally drafted 88th overall by the Blues back in 2011, after which he played through stints in the OHL, ECHL, and AHL before getting his shot as an NHL regular in 2018-19.

July 13, 2019

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Jordan Binnington
Goaltender
AGE: 26
LENGTH:
2 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$4.4 million
TOTAL:
$8.8 million

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