The NHL salary arbitration schedule dropped earlier today and Jordan Binnington is up on the first day. It will be interesting to see if the St. Louis Blues and rookie sensation Jordan Binnington can come to terms beforehand.
Debuting in January of 2019, the Blues’ netminder backstopped an historic run that ultimately ended in the team capturing their first Stanley Cup. The terms of what he is asking have not yet been released but opinions are running wild.
The speculation for Binnington is that he will get what Penguins goalie Matt Murray receives. This equals roughly $4.5 million AAV and that ain’t bad. The contract that is working in Binnington’s favour is the one given to Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen to a massive 3 year extension worth $13.5 Million.
The Oilers tender failed to bring the team to the playoffs as he posted a dismal 14-10-1 record with a 9.11 save percentage. This is brutal compared to Binnington’s outstanding play.
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Binnington’s record of 24-5-0-1 record and .927 save percentage was outstanding. During the Stanley Cup playoffs, Binnington stole the show on a number of occasions, finishing with a .914 save percentage. No doubt its time for him to be paid and we will see if a deal can be reached before arbitration.
The NHLPA distributed a media release today with all the players and dates for the arbitration. The arbitrations will run from July 20, 2019 until August 4, 2019.
The schedule for the NHL Salary Arbitration is as follows.
Joel Armia – Montreal Canadiens
Jordan Binnington – St. Louis Blues
Jason Dickinson – Dallas Stars
Alex Iafallo – Los Angeles Kings
Brock McGinn – Carolina Hurricanes
Malcolm Subban – Vegas Golden Knights – Settled July 9, 2019 for a 1 Year $850K
Andrew Copp – Winnipeg Jets
Zach Aston-Reese – Pittsburgh Penguins
Christian Djoos – Washington Capitals
Ville Husso – St. Louis Blues
MacKenzie Weegar – Florida Panthers
Evan Rodrigues – Buffalo Sabres
Neal Pionk – New York Rangers
Oskar Sundqvist – St. Louis Blues
Connor Carrick – New Jersey Devils
Jacob Trouba – New York Rangers
Colton Sissons – Nashville Predators
Sam Bennett – Calgary Flames
Chase DeLeo – Anaheim Ducks
Mirco Mueller – San Jose Sharks
Pavel Buchnevich – New York Rangers
David Rittich – Calgary Flames
Scott Laughton – Philadelphia Flyers
J.T. Compher – Colorado Avalanche
Remi Elie – Buffalo Sabres
Ryan Lomberg – Calgary Flames
Chandler Stephenson – Washington Capitals
Will Butcher – New Jersey Devils
Charles Hudon – Montreal Canadiens
Linus Ullmark – Buffalo Sabres
Danton Heinen – Boston Bruins
Artturi Lehkonen – Montreal Canadiens
Sheldon Dries – Colorado Avalanche
Joel Edmundson – St. Louis Blues
Anton Forsberg – Carolina Hurricanes
Rocco Grimaldi – Nashville Predators
Jake McCabe – Buffalo Sabres
Rinat Valiev – Calgary Flames