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Blues sign goalie Allen — two years, $1.6 million

Jul 25, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

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The St. Louis Blues have re-signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year contract, the club announced today.

Per Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch, the first year of the contract is a two-way worth $750,000 in the NHL; the second year is a one-way worth $850,000.

Allen, 22, is coming off an impressive rookie season in which he started 13 games for St. Louis and finished with a .905 save percentage.

That the first year of his contract is a two-way deal gives management the freedom to start Allen in the AHL, with veterans Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott each under contract for one more year before they can become unrestricted free agents.

  1. bcsteele - Jul 25, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Great signing. Love how Armstrong keeps this team in a good situation while still holding onto our core and future players. Now we just need Petro signed, which we should still have plenty of room to do.

  2. valoisvipers - Jul 25, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Halak and Elliott will have to battle it out for the number one spot because #2 will be traded at the deadline.

  3. eggserino - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Neither Halak nor Elliot have contracts for next year. Looks like Jake is going to get his full NHL shot next year.

  4. phillyphanatic77 - Jul 25, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Makes perfect sense. First year, if he loses the battle with Elliot and Halak he goes down to the AHL. Second year, whether both vets leave through free agency, he’s in line for the job. I personally think Allen has the potential to be a very good NHL netminder. But it isn’t necessarily a bad thing to give him another full season of starts in the AHL.

  5. jacketsfan7 - Jul 25, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Halak proved himself in Montreal , ever since he’s gone to St. Louis , he’s been so much like Marc-Andre fleury
    Kicks ass in the regular seasons
    Blows in the playoffs , luckily Pitt has volky
    And St. Louis has Elliot/Allen

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