ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Thursday the club has recalled goaltender Jake Allen from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
Allen, 23, has dressed in 23 games for Chicago this season, ranking fourth among all AHL goalies with 14 wins (14-7-2) while his 2.17 goals against average ranks third and his .922 save percentage is 10th best.
The 6-foot-2, 203-pound goaltender appeared in 15 games for the Blues last season, leading rookie goalies with nine wins (9-4-1) and a 2.46 goals against average, while his .905 save percentage ranked second.
In addition, Allen became the first Blues rookie goaltender to record at least nine wins since Curtis Joseph in 1989-90.
The Fredericton, New Brunswick native was originally drafted by the Blues in the second round, 34th overall, of the 2008 NHL Draft.