The Montreal Canadiens landed their backup goaltender for Carey Price next season.
The Habs dealt a third-round pick in 2020 to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jake Allen on Wednesday. The two teams also swapped seventh-round picks in 2020 and 2022.
Canadiens acquire Jake Allen and a 7th-round pick in 2022 from the Blues in return for a 3rd- and 7th-round pick in 2020.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 2, 2020
Allen played 24 games with St. Louis during the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 season, serving as a backup to Jordan Binnington. The 30-year-old goalie posted a 12-6-3 record with a 2.15 goals-against average, .927 save percentage, and two shutouts. Allen also played five games for the Blues in the postseason, going 2-1-1 along with a 1.89 GAA .935 SV%.
He was also a member of the Blues’ Stanley Cup-winning team in 2019.
What a ride. Can’t wait for everyone in STL to be able to celebrate tomorrow as Stanley comes down Market Street. Enjoy every second of it. pic.twitter.com/8veYD69fQp
— Jake Allen (@34jallen) June 14, 2019
— Jake Allen (@34jallen) June 15, 2019
The third-round pick the Habs dealt was originally from the Capitals for Ilya Kovalchuk, who is likely to re-sign this fall.
The Habs got the pick they gave up for Jake Allen for 15 games of Ilya Kovalchuk after they picked him up for nothing. And they already had St.Louis’ 2nd after renting Marco Scandella for 20 games. I’ve changed my mind, that’s a flex and they won the trade.
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) September 2, 2020
Allen was one of many veteran goalies who are available this offseason. The Leafs are currently shopping Frederik Andersen while the Penguins are trying to trade either Matt Murray or Tristan Jarry ahead of next season.
Braden Holtby, Thomas Greiss, Corey Crawford, Robin Lehner, Jimmy Howard, Jacob Markstrom, and Cam Talbot are among the bigger names who are also available as unrestricted free agents per Capfriendly.
MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has acquired goaltender Jake Allen and a seventh-round pick in 2022 from the St. Louis Blues, in return for a third-round pick in 2020 (previously acquired from Washington) and a seventh-round pick in 2020 (previously acquired from Chicago).
Allen, 30, played 24 games with the Blues in 2019-20 and posted a 12-6-3 record with a 2.15 goals-against average and .927 save percentage, while also earning two shutouts. The Fredericton, NB native also made five playoff appearances with St. Louis in 2020. Allen maintained a 2-1-1 record with a 1.89 GAA and a .935 save percentage.
Allen played 289 NHL career games, all with St. Louis. Drafted in 2008 by the Blues (2nd round, 34th overall), the 6’2″, 203 lbs netminder has a 148-94-26 record since making his NHL debut. In career, Allen maintained a 2.50 GAA and a .915 save percentage.
The draft picks traded to the Blues had previously been acquired in the transaction sending Ilya Kovalchuk to the Washington Capitals (2020 3rd round pick – WSH) and in the one sending Andrew Shaw to the Chicago Blackhawks (2020 7th round pick – CHI).
Headline photo courtesy of @34jallen
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