Blues agree to two-year deal with goalie Jordan Binnington

Blues, Binnington agree to 2-year, $8.8M deal

Blues, Binnington agree to 2-year, $8.8M deal

Saturday the St. Louis Blues announced that they had signed Goalie Jordan Binnington to a 2-year contract worth $4.4 million per year.

By agreeing to terms Saturday, Binnington and the club avoid an arbitration hearing.

Binnington led the Blues to their first Stanley Cup victory in franchise history, featuring in all 16 playoff wins, while posting a 2.46 goals-against average and.914 save percentage throughout the playoffs. "I'm excited and motivated to keep doing my job and keep bringing success to the St. Louis Blues organization".

A finalist for the Calder Trophy, given to the National Hockey League rookie of the year, he was 24-5-1 with a 1.89 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and five shutouts in 32 regular-season games (30 starts).

The Blues will keep restricted free-agent forward Robby Fabbri in the fold with a one-year, $900,000 deal. The season culminated with him in a starring role - including a record 16 wins by a rookie goaltender - in June, with a Game 7 win over the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final. "The bigger the challenge, the greater the response". He posted a 25-save shutout in his first career start on January 7 in Philadelphia, a 3-0 Blues' victory. Now that he's been locked up for two more years, the Blues can defend their title in earnest. "His play was outstanding and we look forward to seeing him continue to be a major contributor for our team".

Binnington was drafted in the third round (88th overall) by St. Louis in the 2011 NHL Draft.

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