Canadiens acquire goaltender Jake Allen in a trade from Blues

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Montréal Canadiens have acquired goaltender Jake Allen in a trade. The team also added a seventh-round draft pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

In exchange, the St. Louis Blues added two draft picks in the upcoming draft. St. Louis received a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft that was originally owned by the Washington Capitals.

Former St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen defends the goal from a shot by Matthew Tkachuk against the Calgary Flames
Jake Allen defends the goal from a shot by Matthew Tkachuk against the Calgary Flames (Getty Images)

Plus, they received a seventh-round draft pick in the draft that originally was owned by the Chicago Blackhawks.

“I want to personally thank Jake for his dedication to the St. Louis Blues organization during his entire time as a Blue,” Blues President of Hockey Operations Doug Armstrong said. “He has always been a top-tier professional who has done everything we have asked of him. We wish Jake and his wife Shannon nothing but the best in Montreal.”

Before the trade, Allen spent his entire NHL career with the Blues. He was a second-round draft pick by the team during the 2008 NHL Draft.

This past season; however, he played in just 24 games with 21 starts. He went 12-6-3 on the season with a .927 save percentage and a 2.15 goals against average. Allen also had two shutouts on the season.

The Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada has appeared in 289 games, including 271 games in his career. The netminder has a 271-148-94 with 26 ties/overtime losses.

Allen has a career .913 save percentage and a 2.50 goals against average. In his career, he has 21 shutouts in 16,106 minutes in goal.

The Canadiens previously acquired the draft pick from the Capitals in the Ilya Kovalchuk trade on Feb. 23, 2020. Montréal previously acquired the seventh-round draft pick from the Blackhawks in the Andrew Shaw deal on June 30, 2019 that saw Shaw and a seventh-round draft pick going to the Blackhawks in exchange for a 2020 second-round and seventh-round draft pick.

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