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2015 NHL Draft
Les Binkley

Les Binkley  #30

NUMBER: 30 BIRTHDATE: June 6, 1934
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Owen Sound, ON, Canada
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.
Quote of the Day

I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday