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Your Favorite Number 30

As we move into the 30s for the Your Favorite Number series, presented by Jewel-Osco, it’s time to start sharing some love for all of the amazing goaltenders who have graced our net over the years. When it comes to No. 30, we’re talking about the first man to serve as a Wolves goaltender and several other greats!

Over the course of the organization’s first 26 years, most Wolves jersey numbers have been shared by several great players. To celebrate their brilliance, we are creating highlight reels of Wolves who wore the same jersey number and asking you to vote for your favorite.

This week’s clips feature four Wolves who made a difference while wearing No. 30: Ray LeBlanc, Andrei Trefilov, Drew MacIntyre and Jordan Binnington.

LeBlanc earned international acclaim at the age of 27 for his great performance for the United States in the 1992 Olympics. When the Wolves came into existence in 1994, the Fitchburg, Massachusetts, native joined the squad and started in net for the organization’s first game on Oct. 1, 1994. He also produced the franchise’s first shutout when he made 50 saves to blank the Peoria Rivermen on March 8, 1995. LeBlanc spent four seasons with the Wolves and produced a 53-45-10 record with a 3.29 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. His 3,327saves and 127 games rank third on the Wolves’ all-time lists.

Trefilov also joined the Wolves with significant Olympics experience, which included a gold medal with the Unified team in the 1992 Olympics. The Moscow native spent parts of seven seasons in the NHL from 1992-99 — playing for Calgary, Buffalo and the Blackhawks — before capping the North American portion of his career by signing with the Wolves for the 1999-2000 season. Trefilov and Wendell Young took turns in the net as they backstopped the Wolves to the 2000 Turner Cup championship. Trefilov earned the Most Valuable Player honors in the postseason as he posted a 7-1 record with a 1.35 goals-against average and .950 save percentage in nine games.

MacIntyre owned experience with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, Manitoba Moose and Milwaukee Admirals (along with a two-game stint with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks) when he came to Chicago in 2009. The Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, native became a fan favorite during his two seasons with the Wolves, which featured a run to the 2010 West Division Final. He posted a 32-22-3 record in 61 regular-season games with a 2.66 GAA and .913 save percentage.

Binnington wore No. 30 for the first three of his four seasons with the Wolves — when he built the base that eventually led to his triumphant run to the 2019 Stanley Cup championship with the St. Louis Blues. Binnington ranks third on the Wolves’ all-time list for minutes played (6,839) and fourth in wins (59), saves (3,079) and games (119) and fifth in shutouts (6). Also, as Binnington proved with the Blues, he was at his best in the postseason. In six postseason appearances for the Wolves, he delivered a 2.11 goals-against average and .940 save percentage.

To vote for your favorite Wolves player who wore No. 30, visit one or more of the team’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and make your opinion known!

If you missed any of the previous episodes, here they are:

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