The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday that they have extended the contract of goaltender Jake Allen, acquired from the St. Louis Blues on September 2, by two years.
The deal has an average annual value of $ 2.875 million. The New Brunswicker was to complete a four-year, $ 17.4 million pact in 2020-2021. Allen will therefore pocket a reduced annual salary in 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. He will also be eligible for the expansion draft in 2021.
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Former color bearer for the Montreal Junior, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Allen should act as goalie number 2 behind Carey Price. The 30-year-old played 24 games with the Blues in 2019-20, posting a 12-6-3 record with a 2.15 goals-against average and .927 save rate. He also played five games in the 2020 playoffs.
Allen has played in 289 career National League (NHL) games, all with St. Louis. Drafted 34th overall in 2008 by the Blues, the 6’2 ”, 203lb goaltender is 148-94-26 since his NHL debut.
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