The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Jordan Binnington of the Owen Sound Attack is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 18 after posting a 2-1-0-0 record including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 1.34 and save percentage of .956.
Binnington becomes the first goaltender to claim the award this season after a record-breaking week between the pipes for the Attack. After dropping a 5-2 decision to the Knights on Friday night where he made 25 saves, Binnington rebounded Saturday as first star with a 35-save performance shutting out the Kitchener Rangers 4-0. The victory marked the 66th of his career for the Attack, moving him ahead of Curtis Sanford (1996-2000) for first on the all-time franchise win list.
The 120 minutes of shutout goaltending has lowered "Binnasty's" GAA to 2.18, just two-hundredths of a point off of Anaheim prospect John Gibson's league-leading 2.16 pace. The shutout streak also raised Binnington's save percentage for the year to 93.2, right on the heels of Gibson's league-leading 93.3.
LINK to story at the OHL website.