A third round draft pick (88th selection overall) of the St. Louis Blues in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Binnington began this season in the American Hockey League training camp of the Chicago Wolves.
This season will be the first full professional season for Binnington, who played in one pro game two seasons ago for the Peoria Rivermen stopping 35 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Wolves.
For the past five seasons Binnington has played junior hockey primarily in the Ontario Hockey League for the Owen Sound Attack. Last year, Binnington, who possessed the second-best goals against average (2.17) in the league, went 32-12-6 in 50 appearances for the Attack and was named the OHL’s Goaltender of the Year.
In his first season with Owen Sound during the 2010-11 campaign, Binnington played for former K-Wings head coach Mark Reeds. In 46 appearances, the native of Richmond Hill, Ontario went 27-12-5 and helped the Attack reach the Memorial Cup.
Possessing International experience, Binnington was a goaltender on Canada’s 2013 Under-20 World Junior Championship team.