March 11 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Blues rewarded goalie Jordan Binnington, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, with a massive six-year contract extension.
The Blues announced Thursday night that Binnington agreed to a six-year, $36 million deal with the team. Following the extension, his average annual contract value climbed from $4.4 million to $6 million.
Other terms include trade protection throughout the deal and a full no-trade clause for the first three years.
"It came together really quickly when we started it," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong told reporters Thursday. "Jordan obviously is a top goalie in the league, [and] he's got the pedigree of a champion. To have him locked up for the meat of his career ... it's a good feeling."
The 27-year-old Binnington is in his third season with the Blues. He has posted a 63-24-11 record, a 2.38 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage across 102 NHL regular-season games in St. Louis.
This season, Binnington has a 9-6-3 record in 19 appearances for the Blues.
Binnington, a native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was a rookie sensation in the 2018-19 season, guiding the Blues from last place in the Western Conference to their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history. He went 24-5-1 in that regular season and backstopped the Blues in a road win over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.