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Les Binkley

Les Binkley

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: June 6, 1934
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Owen Sound, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 175
Catches: Right
EHL Second All-Star Team (1957) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1962) AHL Second All-Star Team (1964, 1966) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1966) WHL Second All-Star Team (1967) Signed by Cleveland (AHL) as assistant trainer and practice goaltender, September, 1957. Traded to San Diego (WHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for cash, September, 1966. Traded to Pittsburgh by San Diego (WHL) for cash, October, 1967. Selected by Ontario-Ottawa (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Transferred to Toronto (WHA) after Ottawa (WHA) franchise relocated, May, 1973.
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I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets