Canadiens sign goalie Jake Allen to two-year extension

Former St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34). (John Woods/CP)

The Montreal Canadiens have signed goalie Jake Allen to a two-year, $5.75-million contract extension.

The deal guarantees Allen, who has one more year on his current contract, will remain Carey Price's backup beyond the 2020-21 season.

The Canadiens acquired Allen from the St. Louis Blues for a third-round pick in September. The teams also swapped seventh-round picks in the deal. He will earn $4 million in salary this season.

The 30-year-old has a 148-94-26 career record over seven seasons, all with the Blues.

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