The Montreal Canadiens announced on Wednesday that they have signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year extension worth $5.75 million. The contact also includes an annual average value of $2.875 million.
Allen played 24 games last year with the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. He finished with a 12-6-3 record along with a .215 goals-against-average. Allen also posted two shutouts along with a .975 save percentage.
During the 2020 postseason, Allen got the start in four games where he managed to post a 2-1-1 record. He also added a GAA of 1.89 and a .935 save percentage. Career wise, at the NHL level, Jake Allen has started in 289 games.
He was selected by the organization 34th overall back in 2008. This was in the draft’s second round. Throughout this seven-year span, Allen owns a career record of 148-94-26. This includes a .915 save percentage and a GAA of 2.50.
The Canadian was traded to Montreal from the St. Louis Blues back on September 2nd. He was brought in as a backup to Carey Price in exchange for two selections in this year’s NHL Entry Draft.