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Jake Allen | Goalie

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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Jake Allen has a great deal of respect for Brian Elliott, but he won't be satisfied with simply being a backup in 2014-15.
"But my job is to push him, to make him be the best he can be, and vice-versa," he said. "When I'm in the net, that’s his job. As I said, we get along great, so that's not an issue. But when I get my chance, I'm going to make the most of it. I want to get in the net and play like I'm a No. 1. I feel like I'm ready to do that." Allen has a chance to wrestle the starting job from Elliott, but the Blues have already stated that Elliott will be the club's starter when the season begins. Sep 15 - 4:45 PM

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Jake Allen's tenure in the AHL came to an end when the Chicago Wolves were eliminated from the playoffs last week.

"I've worked hard and had some bumps and bruises, but I think I proved myself this year," said Allen, who has a one-way contract next season and is expected to stay with the Blues. "I know I'm ready for that next step. I know it's going to be a challenge. I'm really looking forward to (training camp in) September." Allen didn't have a good series against the Toronto Marlies in the second round of the AHL postseason, but his 33 wins, 2.03 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and seven shutouts in 52 games this past campaign led all netminders during the regular season. If the Blues retain Ryan Miller then Allen will back him up in 2014-15. If St. Louis re-signs Brian Elliott and Miller walks then Allen could end up competing for starts.
May 19 - 8:57 AM

Blues GM Doug Armstrong said Jake Allen will play in St. Louis next season.

Allen is expected to start the season as the Blues' backup goaltender. The question is who the starter will be. Despite his solid, but less than ideal performance in the playoffs, the Blues are likely to attempt to re-sign Ryan Miller. Brian Elliott's tenure might be over with the Blues though as he was unable to establish himself as the team's starter despite some strong numbers as the number two guy.
Apr 29 - 1:02 PM

The St. Louis Blues demoted Jake Allen back to the AHL. He's been up and down lately but hasn't played in the NHL this season.

This is a clear sign that Jaroslav Halak is healthy enough to at least dress. Brian Elliott has been lights-out lately, so it will be interesting to see how St. Louis proceeds here. Allen isn't a big fantasy factor this season, but that can change once the logjam clears up.
Jan 5 - 3:08 PM

Jake Allen has been recalled to the the Blues.

With Jaroslav Halak not feeling well, the youngster is back up with the NHL club. He has a 2.17 goals-against average and .922 save percentage this season in the AHL. Chris Porter was sent down to make room for Allen.
Jan 4 - 7:36 PM

Jake Allen has been sent down to the minors.

Allen was serving as Brian Elliott's understudy while Jaroslav Halak was out with an illness. He has a 2.17 GAA and .922 save percentage in 23 games this season.
Jan 3 - 4:58 PM

Jake Allen has been called up by St. Louis.

He will back up Brian Elliott on Thursday night, as Jaroslav Halak is still not feeling well. Allen has been excellent in the AHL this season, while sporing a 14-7-2 record with a 2.17 GAA and a .922 save-percentage.
Jan 2 - 6:01 PM

Jake Allen has been sent down to the minors.

He will start the 2013-14 season with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, as St. Louis will go with Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott as their goaltenders. The Blues also assigned Dmitrij Jaskin, Ty Rattie, Sergey Andronov, Keith Aucoin, Jani Hakanpaa and Joel Edmundson to the minors.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 12:46:00 PM

Jake Allen will get the start in goal against the Stars Saturday night.

He has an uphill battle to make the Blues' roster with Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott ahead of him on the depth chart. Jordan Binnington will also see some game action Saturday night.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 02:25:00 PM

Jake Allen will probably start the 2013-14 campaign in the AHL.

The Blues don't plan to carry three goaltenders like they did for part of last season. "I just think he's got to continue to improve," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I think he's a guy we see daily improvement, weekly improvement, he's a young guy that's learning how to play. He's in the unique position where he probably got games ahead of the curve through necessity last year and took advantage of it. Now everybody is excited." Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott will enter the season as St. Louis' keepers, but Allen does have some value in keeper leagues.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 01:13:00 PM

Jake Allen knows he's heading into training camp in a difficult position.

Allen stepped up with a 2.46 GAA and .905 save percentage in 15 games last season as a rookie, but he's far from a lock to make the 2013-14 squad. "It’s a situation where we still have (Elliott) and (Halak) up there on one-way deals, so it’s a bit of a different situation for me," Allen said. "Obviously you want to be there, but you have to keep things in perspective and bide your time. I had a good season last year, but that’s just a step. I think I still have to prove myself in camp." Allen's newly signed two-year deal is a two-way contract next season and will turn into a one-way deal in 2014-15. Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak's contracts are both set to expire in the summer of 2014, so it would make sense if Allen spent the 2013-14 campaign in the minors and then the Blues re-signed one of Elliott and Halak to play alongside Allen in 2014-15. That being said, there's still a chance that all three netminders could make the Blues' team out of training camp.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 11:02:00 AM

St. Louis Blues sign goalie Jake Allen to two-year contract.

Beat writer Jeremy Rutherford reports the deal is a two-way contract in year one and a one-way deal in year two. Allen led all rookie goalies with nine wins in 2013 and his 2.46 GAA and .905 save percentage earned Allen a spot on the NHL's all-rookie team. Allen is currently behind Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott on St. Louis' depth chart. There's a chance Allen could open next season with the Blues, but that seems unlikely barring injury or a trade.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Jake Allen was selected as the goaltender for the 2013 NHL all-rookie team.

Allen had a 2.46 GAA and .905 save percentage in 15 NHL games in 2013. There's a chance he'll start the 2013-14 campaign with the St. Louis Blues, although currently he's behind Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott in the depth charts.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 12:21:00 PM

Jake Allen made 15 saves on 19 shots in the Blues' 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets Friday night.

With Jaroslav Halak expected to miss the remainder of the season, Allen and Brian Elliott should be owned in 12-team leagues. With the loss tonight, the 22-year-old rookie is 9-4 in this 48-game shortened season.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Jake Allen is expected to start Friday versus Columbus.

Brian Elliott has posted back-to-back shutouts, so he gets the call for the Blues in Thursday's match against Minnesota. Allen posted 26 saves in a 3-1 over the Blue Jackets on April 5 in his lasting outing.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Patrik Berglund
4Jori Lehtera
5Colin Fraser
6Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Magnus Paajarvi
4Joakim Lindstrom
5Steve Ott
6Peter Mueller
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Vladimir Tarasenko
3Chris Porter
4Ryan Reaves
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Barret Jackman
5Chris Butler
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Jordan Leopold
8Ian Cole
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen