In terms of how long a professional hockey career can be, Jordan Binnington has been with the St. Louis Blues for a few cups of coffee. He arrived for good in January of 2019 and has not quite been here three years yet.
Despite this relatively short amount of time, Binnington has been quick to pick up on team history. One of his 2021-22 masks showcases this fact.
For the third season in a row, Binnington is showcasing team history on his mask. For the second season in three, Binnington is taking a page out of one of his predecessor’s books. The last one was only featured a handful of times, but this time around we should get to see it more often.
The 2021-22 Binnington mask will feature a winding piano keyboard along the sides. For those who do not remember, that was the look sported by Grant Fuhr when he started with the Blues in 1995-96.
Here’s the original lid Grant Fuhr wore for years as the Blue 🎶 Notes 🥅 net minder!!! Only one cooler was CUJO’s!! #stlblues pic.twitter.com/ynhjhyawcg
— 314SportsHooligan (@314Hooligan) October 12, 2021
As you can see, the Bluenote is featured prominently on the forehead. Then, the keys flow down along the sides.
Fuhr had a couple different renditions on this. One had the red and yellow stripes that everyone hates on the jerseys so much, but it fit at the time.
Another one put…