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Jake Allen | Goalie | #34

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (34) / STL
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Although he's going into the season as the Blues' clear No. 1 goaltender, Jake Allen feels he still needs to earn that spot.
Allen got a four-year, $17.4 million contract extension and the Blues dealt Brian Elliott this summer. "It was tough to make mistakes when Brian was around because one game — you had a bad game — he was right back in the net and vice versa with him and me," Allen said. "I think you get a little bit more leeway, I guess, now. But not a whole lot. Carter’s a great goalie and I’ve heard a lot of great things about him. I feel that I had to etch myself into the league consistently. Now that I’ve done that, I still have another place to go and prove I’m a legit No. 1 guy." Allen had a 2.35 GAA and .920 save percentage in 47 contests in 2015-16. Jul 24 - 5:45 PM

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Jake Allen has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $17.4 million.

"I'm so excited to be a Blue for the next five years. This is where I want to be," Allen said. "This is the place that drafted me and made me the goalie I am today. I want to be a Blue forever and I'm looking forward to being able to stay here for the next five years. With the contract out of the way, now I can focus on hockey and worry about winning a championship." Allen will be Blues' number one netminder next season after Brian Elliott was traded at the 2016 NHL Draft.
Jul 1 - 12:47 PM

Jake Allen and Brian Elliott are both expected to tend to the Blues' crease in 2016-17.

They ended up sharing playing time last year with Allen starting 44 games and Elliott getting 38 starts. Both netminders played well, but Elliott had a slight edge by the end of the season. "I like our goaltending," GM Doug Armstrong said. "I think Jake is still pushing towards being an upper-echelon goalie. He lost the net this year, Brian took it, Brian didn't give it up. Kudos to Brian for that. I know what's happening now Jake is preparing to wrestle it back in September, and we're going to see how it goes down. But I would have zero issue if both of these guys came back and were asked to compete and fight."
Jun 9 - 3:16 PM

St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen played well in his first start of the postseason Saturday night but he wasn't especially sharp in a 6-3 loss to the visiting San Jose Sharks Monday night.

Allen made 31 saves in a 6-3 victory over the Sharks in Game 5. Monday, in Game 6, he made only 21 saves on 25 shots. The Sharks are now ahead 3-2 in the Western Conference Final and can win the series Wednesday night in San Jose. There's no guarantee Allen will start that game. The Blues may choose to go back to Brian Elliott, who played mostly outstanding hockey in his starts for St. Louis this postseason. With the loss Monday, Allen fell to 1-1 in the postseason. His goals-against average is 2.49 and his save percentage is .897.
May 23 - 11:49 PM

Jake Allen will get the start in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

Allen made his first start of the postseason in Game 4 and he didn't appear to be rusty at all. He made 31 saves in the 6-3 win over the Sharks. Game 5 goes Monday night in St. Louis.
May 22 - 2:58 PM

Ken Hitchcock was impressed with the way Jake Allen battled in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

Allen made 31-saves in his first start of the 2016 playoffs and it seemed to spark his team. "He gave us exactly what we needed," Hitchcock said of Allen. "He’s a competitive son of a gun. We needed a battler in there. We needed somebody to really help us play better defense. We played with more passion in front of him in our own zone because I made the goalie change."
May 22 - 9:34 AM

Jake Allen blocked 31 shots in the Blues’ 6-3 win against the Sharks in Game 4 of the West Final on Saturday night.

Coach Ken Hitchcock was looking for a shot in the arm, and that’s what he got. Let’s be clear, though: While Allen played well, he was not a difference-maker and he did not carry the Blues offensively. He stopped 18 of 18 shots against through two periods before giving up three on 16 in the third. It was his first start since April 4. Allen has a 1.64 GAA and .930 SV% in the playoffs. Hitchcock will likely stick with him for Game 5.
May 21 - 10:18 PM

Jake Allen is essentially getting the start Saturday night in Game 4 as Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock is trying to change the momentum in the series against the Sharks.

Well he better. The Blues haven't scored a goal in two games and will need to change the momentum very quickly if they are to survive another round in the post season. Brian Elliott has played well in the playoffs and it is not really his fault the Blues are in a 2-1 hole in this series. That said, Jake Allen will now be given a chance to shine in the playoffs.
May 21 - 12:04 PM

Jake Allen will get the start in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Sharks.

The Blues will look to shake things up now that they're trailing 2-1 in the series. Allen spent a good chunk of the season as the Blues' starting goalie, but injuries forced him out of the lineup. Once he returned, St. Louis decided Brian Elliott was playing too well to be benched. Allen will have an opportunity to show his team that he can help lead them to the Stanley Cup Final.
May 20 - 8:10 PM

Jake Allen relieved Brian Elliott during Thursday's 3-0 Game 3 loss to San Jose.

Allen saw just 8:33 of work, coming in during the third period with the game out of reach. He stopped both shots he faced. With the Blues now trailing the Sharks 2-1 in the series, and Elliott stopping just 31 of his last 37 shots on top of the Blues getting blanked two games in a row, Allen just might start Game 4.
May 19 - 11:47 PM

Jake Allen saw his first action of the 2016 playoffs on Monday night.

He made his first appearance since April 3 because Brian Elliott was pulled early in Game 6. Elliott, who has been excellent in the postseason for St. Louis, didn't get out of the first period after he allowed three goals to the Stars on only seven shots. Allen stopped all seven shots he faced in relief.
May 10 - 10:25 AM

Jake Allen (lower body) has declared himself fit to dress in Game 1 against Chicago.

He was a full participant in Monday's practice. "He looked great, so we'll take him through the rest of the day," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "If he comes through fine, it looks like he's 100 percent to go." Allen sat out the last three games of the regular season with a lower-body injury. Look for him to be Brian Elliott's understudy on Wednesday night.
Apr 11 - 3:27 PM

Jake Allen will miss the remainder of the regular season because of a lower-body injury.

He will be re-evaluated before the playoffs. Brian Elliott will tend to the Blues' goal in his place. Allen will end the year with a 26-15-3 record along with a 2.35 GAA, a .920 save percentage and six shutouts.
Apr 4 - 1:56 PM

Jake Allen stopped all 11 shots he faced in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Unfortunately for Allen and the Blues, he wasn't able to finish the game. Allen completed the first period, but he seemed to be in discomfort heading into the intermission. He never came back out for the start of the second period. He's considered day-to-day at this point. Allen improves his record to 25-15-3 in 2015-16.
Apr 3 - 11:27 PM

Jake Allen left Sunday night’s game against the Avalanche after the first period due to an undisclosed injury.

Allen seemed to jam his right skate into the ice as he went across the crease with about 3:20 remaining in the first period. He remained in for the duration, but wasn't on the bench for the start of the second period. Allen stopped all 11 shots he faced. Anders Nilsson came on to replace him. Brian Elliott didn't travel to Denver because he's slated to start Monday at home against the Coyotes.
Apr 3 - 9:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Paul Stastny
2Jori Lehtera
3Kyle Brodziak
4Ivan Barbashev
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3David Perron
4Robby Fabbri
5Magnus Paajarvi
6Landon Ferraro
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Patrik Berglund
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Scottie Upshall
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Colton Parayko
5Joel Edmundson
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton