Jordan Binnington Signs ATO with Rivermen
April 6, 2012
Peoria Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald announced Friday that goaltender Jordan Binnington has signed an amateur tryout contract with the club.
Binnington, 18, was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the third round (#88 overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He recently completed his third season with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. In 39 games this year he posted a 21-17-0-1 record with a 2.99 goals-against average and 0.906 save percentage. In three seasons with the Attack, the Richmond Hill, ON native is 54-39-2-6 in 107 games.
In 2010-11, Binnington backstopped Owen Sound to an OHL championship and was named the Most Outstanding Goaltender of the 2011 Memorial Cup, posting a 1-2 record with a tournament-best goals-against-average of 1.42 and save percentage of .951. He also posted the only shutout of the tournament with 29 saves as part of a 5-0 win over the Kootenay Ice.