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Goaltender Jordan Binnington re-ups with St. Louis

St Louis Blues v Florida Panthers

Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues have avoided arbitration. Binnington’s new two-year deal will pay him $4.4 million per season.

Binnington came up from the AHL to produce a dominant rookie campaign that saw him go 24-5-1 and post a .927 save percentage, 1.89 GAA and five shutouts. His stellar play helped the Blues go from the league’s basement to the playoffs.

One of his 24 wins was a 3-2 decision over the Florida Panthers in Sunrise on February 5. He stopped 22 of 24 shots in that game.

In 26 postseason appearances, he posted a .914 save percentage, a 2.46 GAA and one shutout to help lead St. Louis to the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

The only other signing on slow NHL Saturday was the Washington Capitals inking defenseman Colby Williams to a one-year, two-way contract. Williams has spent the last three seasons with the Hershey Bears of the AHL. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

With Binnington signing on the line which is dotted, let’s take a look at how the league’s arbitration docket currently stands. Keep in mind, Cats defenseman MacKenzie Weegar’s hearing is scheduled for July 22.

Anaheim Ducks: Chase De Leo

Boston Bruins: Danton Heinen (signed two-year contract)

Buffalo Sabres: Remi Elie, Jake McCabe, Evan Rodrigues, Linus Ullmark

Calgary Flames: Sam Bennett, Ryan Lomberg, David Rittich, Rinat Valiev

Carolina Hurricanes: Anton Forsberg, Brock McGinn

Colorado Avalanche: J.T. Compher, Sheldon Dries, Ryan Graves (signed one-year contract)

Dallas Stars: Jason Dickinson (signed two-year contract)

Florida Panthers: MacKenzie Weegar

Los Angeles Kings: Alex Iafallo (signed two-year contract)

Montreal Canadiens: Joel Armia (signed two-year contract) Charles Hudon, Artturi Lehkonen (signed two-year contract)

Nashville Predators: Rocco Grimaldi, Colton Sissons

New Jersey Devils: Will Butcher, Connor Carrick, Mirco Mueller

New York Rangers: Pavel Buchnevich, Jacob Trouba

Philadelphia Flyers: Scott Laughton (signed two-year contract)

Pittsburgh Penguins: Zach Aston-Reese

St. Louis Blues Jordan Binnington (signed two-year contract), Joel Edmundson, Zach Sanford (signed two-year contract), Oskar Sundqvist

Tampa Bay Lightning: Cedric Paquette (signed two-year contract)

Vegas Golden Knights: Malcolm Subban (signed one-year contract)

Washington Capitals: Christian Djoos, Chandler Stephenson

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Copp, Neal Pionk