Blues lock up Binnington with 2-year, $8.8M contract
BREAKING NEWS: Jordan Binnington has agreed to a two-year contract with an annual average value of $4.4 million. #stlblues
— St. Louis Blues 🏆 (@StLouisBlues) July 14, 2019
- The St. Louis Blues have signed netminder Jordan Binnington to a two-year contract worth $8.8 million, the team announced on Saturday.
- The 26-year-old was a restricted free agent and scheduled for an arbitration hearing on July 20. With an average annual value of $4.4 million, his new contract makes him the team’s highest-paid netminder.
- Binnington enjoyed one of the best rookie campaigns from a goalie in NHL history during the 2018-19 season.
- The Ontario native joined the struggling Blues on Dec. 16 and posted a 24-5-1 regular-season record with a 1.89 goals against average and a .927 save percentage, lifting the club from last place in the NHL to the third seed in the Central Division.
“I’m happy to get this deal done with the St. Louis Blues,” Binnington told the team website. “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.”
“We are pleased to have Jordan signed for two more years,” general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. “His play was outstanding and we look forward to seeing him continue to be a major contributor for our team.”
- After re-signing Jordan Binnington to a 2 year $4.4M AAV, the #Blues now have $7,120,406 in projected cap space, with a roster of 22 (12F/8D/2G)
After re-signing Jordan Binnington to a 2 year $4.4M AAV, the #Blues now have $7,120,406 in projected cap space, with a roster of 22 (12F/8D/2G)
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 14, 2019