The St. Louis Blues have re-signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year deal worth a reported $4.7 million.
The move solidifies the team’s plan to go with a goaltender tandem of Allen and Brian Elliott, who signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract last year.
Elliott, 30, tweeted out a congratulatory message to Allen:
Allen, 24, has been with the Blues organization since being drafted in the second round (34th overall) in 2008, and made great strides in 2014-15 with a .913 save percentage and 2.28 GAA over 37 games. He also started all six of the Blues’ playoff games. prior to that, Allen had just 15 NHL games under his belt from the 2012-13 season.
The Blues have been busy these last few days. They sent T.J. Oshie to the Capitals on Thursday in exchange for Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and a 2016 third-round pick. Other signings of note include defenceman Robert Bortuzzo and forwards Jori Lehtera and Kyle Brodziak. They are still expected to sign RFA Vladimir Tarasenko in the coming days.
July 3, 2015