Thread: Prospect Info: 2012-2013 Blues Prospects
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08-13-2012, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Krishna View Post
Can you guys give me any info on Jordon Binnington?
He's 19 years old, and skinny at 6:02 160. Drafted at #88 over-all in 3rd Round of 2011 NHL Draft. He shoots left-handed. There looks to be no room for him at Peoria or Alaska. So, I believe he's going to return to Owen Sound (OHA) jrs. for one more year. He had a decent season in 2011-12, starting slowly, but playing well at the end. He finished with a 27-12-1-4 record in 46 games with one shutout, posting a 3.05 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage.
He played very well in the playoffs, winning the Emms trophy for best goaltender in The Memorial Cup playoffs, He posted a tournament-best goals-against-average of 1.42, and save percentage of .951. He also posted the only shutout of the tournament.

Here's his 2011 Draft scouting report:

After 2009-10:
He's still pretty lanky and his strength in goal and ability to go post to post and maintain good positioning needs some improvement, but he does have the ability to make acrobatic saves and has shown on a few occasions as a 16 year old, that he can single handily keep his team in the game.

After 2010-11
Displayed above-average patience and quality controlled movements for a 17-year-old ... I consider him to play a calm butterfly style that relies more on positioning than reflexes ... Displayed a strong sense of sealing his pads to the ice ... Good absorption rate on many shots above the waist ... Solid patience when reacting, especially during a fast-paced first period ... Has a calm, composed demeanor and quiet footwork ... Does a good job of letting pucks come to him ... Has an above-average goalie IQ and did a good job of challenging in appropriate situations ... Needs a stronger and wider range of movement and more flexibility with his hip rotations ... Very solid puck-moving goalie that likes to be aggressive by making head-man passes ... His wide butterfly allows for solid lower-net coverage ... Calm body language a result of a calm, quiet mindset ...

During 2011-12 season: -Blues' goaltending coach Corey Hirsch visited him in Owen Sound early in the season and noticed he was setting himself too far out in goal. He got him to sit back further (which is no problem, because he is tall and has a long reach. Since then, he's been letting the puck come to him more, and he sees more because of waiting and the wider view. His g.p.a. dropped significantly through the season.

He looks like a very solid goaltending prospect, who has much to work on, but starts with an advantage of his large size. And he's got good reflexes, and moves fairly well for a large goalie. He's listed as 7.0 D, meaning that he has a relatively high upside potential, but there's a high risk that he'll not get all the way there (that's really true for almost ALL goalies, as their position is heavily dependent upon mental toughness and discipline, and it takes them significantly longer on average, than skaters, to develop.

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