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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's new two-year contract is worth $4.7 million.
Allen will earn $2.2 million in 2015-16 and then $2.5 million the following season. That's a substantial raise over his previous two-year, $1.6 million deal. Not that it's surprising after he posted a 2.28 GAA and .913 save percentage in 37 games last season. Jul 3 - 1:26 PM

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Jake Allen has agreed to a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues.

Allen was a restricted free agent after completing his previous two-year, $1.6 million deal. He had a 2.28 GAA and .913 save percentage in 37 contests in 2014-15.
Jul 3 - 12:47 PM

Jake Allen has been placed on the NHL's All-Rookie team twice.

It's a strange honor to have twice in your career, but he maintained his rookie eligibility because he played in just 15 games when he was named previously in 2012-13. He didn't see any action the season after and then appeared in 37 games during the 2014-15 campaign.
Jun 25 - 6:04 PM

Jake Allen was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team for the 2014-15 season.

Allen had an outstanding rookie campaign while sharing the crease with Brian Elliott for the St. Louis Blues. Over 37 games and 31 starts, Allen went 22-7-4 with a .913 save percentage and a 2.28 GAA, along with four shutouts and 17 Quality Starts. He led the league among rookies in wins and shutouts, plus set a new club record for the longest shutout sequence of 184:38.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 24 - 10:25 PM

Expectations are high for Jake Allen going into the 2015-16 season.

"He can't apprentice anymore," Blues GM Doug Armstrong said. "He put in a good year last year. Now is his time. He's done the work necessary to compete for that job." Allen will be a restricted free agent on July 1, but once he's signed he is expected to battle Brian Elliott for starts next campaign.
Jun 24 - 6:29 PM

Restricted free agent Jake Allen will have to wait until after the Blues finish contract negotiations with Vladimir Tarasenko before he can get his contract settled with the club.

St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong has said there will be no deals with other players until the team re-signs RFA Tarasenko. Allen will be looking for a bump in salary and a chance to unseat Brian Elliott as the starter next season.
Jun 20 - 11:36 AM

Jake Allen is expected to compete with Brian Elliott for playing time next season.

"That's going to be a great competition," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "It's going to make the team really good because you've got a young guy that wants a bigger piece of the pie. It’s going to make for great personal competition through training camp, through exhibition games. You've got two good goalies going at it. We benefit. We benefit big time." Allen was between the pipes for the Blues down the stretch and he was the starter in the playoffs, where he posted a .904 save percentage and a 2.20 GAA.
Apr 29 - 3:02 PM

Jake Allen was pulled in Sunday's 4-1 loss to Minnesota after allowing two goals on 13 shots.

Some may think that giving a goaltender the hook after allowing two goals is fairly unreasonable, but the two goals Allen allowed were beyond stoppable. Zach Parise opened the scoring by beating Allen from a horrible angle, while Justin Fontaine beat him with a weak shot between the legs. After another strong regular season, the Blues have been bounced in the first round for the third consecutive year.
Apr 26 - 6:04 PM

Jake Allen will get the start in Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Allen wasn't very good in game five, but he will get the call in the biggest game of the season. The Blues are facing elimination in Minnesota and they will need their goaltender to be solid if they want to extend the series. Allen has a 2.02 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage in the 2015 playoffs.
Apr 26 - 2:51 PM

Despite his poor performance in Friday night's 4-1 loss, Jake Allen will likely get the call Sunday in Game 6.

Up until Friday night's clunker, Allen has been solid in the playoffs and it would be unlikely for Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock to turn to a cold Brian Elliott in an elimination game.
Apr 25 - 2:07 PM

Jake Allen's poor play led directly to the Blues' Game Five 4-1 loss to the Wild on Friday night. Minnesota now leads the series 3-2.

Allen's work load by period is as follows: three, 13, three. His goal total per period? One, two, one, and four straight after Vladimir Tarasenko had given him and the Blues a lead mid way through the first. Simply put, Allen will have to do better than 15 saves if they are to push the series to seven games.
Apr 25 - 12:52 AM

With the series tied at two, Jake Allen will get the call for Friday's Game Five against Minnesota.

It's been an up and down series for the Blues, but Allen has been consistently strong by turning aside 87 of 93 shots through the first four games. The Blues have scored 10 goals in their two wins, and just two in their losses which includes a shutout in Game Three. Suffice it to say, that if St. Louis can provide Allen with some support they stand to likely win the game.
Apr 24 - 5:43 PM

Jake Allen stopped 17-of-18 shots in the Blues 6-1 blowout win over Minnesota in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Allen was not particularity busy in this one and got to enjoy watching his team run all over the Wild in a fantastic road game. Allen has been very good this series in his playoff debut, allowing just six goals over the four games for a 1.51 GAA and .935 save percentage.
Apr 23 - 12:46 AM

Jake Allen will start in goal once again Wednesday night for Game 4 against the Wild.

Allen has held his own in his first three career playoff games allowing just five goals on 75 shots, however, the Blues offense have been inept at scoring goals. The youngster has allowed two or fewer goals in each of his last 10 starts but he will need some more help in front of him if the Blues are going to be able to win the series.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 22 - 5:24 PM

Jake Allen did his best while making 21 saves, but the Blues fell to the Wild 3-0 on Monday night. Minnesota now leads the series 2-1.

By the time the third period began, Minnesota led in shots 20-10. To wit, St. Louis recorded four, six, and seven shots each period respectively, just to give you an idea of how lopsided the game was. Allen has turned away 70 of 75 shots across three games this series, indicating it's the skaters in front of him that need to step up.
Apr 20 - 11:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Jori Lehtera
3Paul Stastny
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Steve Ott
4Jordan Caron
5Magnus Paajarvi
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Troy Brouwer
3Patrik Berglund
4Dmitrij Jaskin
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Chris Butler
6Peter Harrold
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen