The 25-year-old capped off a sensational year by becoming the first freshman netminder to win 16 games in a single postseason, according to NHL Public Relations. Binnington turned aside 32 of 33 shots in the title-clinching victory.
Binnington joined the club in late December and catalyzed one of the most incredible turnarounds in NHL history. The netminder finished the regular season with a record of 24-5-1 and a .927 save percentage to help lift the Blues from last place in the NHL to the third seed in the Central Division.
In the playoffs, Binnington continued to lead with his play between the pipes. He lost back-to-back contests just twice and posted a record of 5-1 in elimination games en route to helping the Blues end their 52-year Stanley Cup drought.