On Saturday, June 29, 2013, the NHL announced that the St. Louis Blues’ goaltender, Jake Allen (#34) was named to the NHL All-Rookie team for the 2012-2013 hockey season. The 2012-2013 NHL season proved to be undeniably one of the most impressive seasons for some of the top NHL rookies. This was definitely true for Jake Allen who has had an impressive regular season in 2013 with both the Peoria Rivermen and the St. Louis Blues.
Jake Allen, 22 years old, proved to be a force to be reckoned with throughout the season with both the Peoria Rivermen and the St. Louis Blues. Overall, Allen had an impressive tally for the season, which included a total of 9 wins, an astounding average for goals against at 2.46% and a .905 save percentage. Allen had a significant winning streak with five games between March 7 to 16th. In addition, he made an intimidating 39 saves on March 12th vs the San Jose Sharks, which is an all time record for any St. Louis Blues goaltender this season. Allen also had his very first career shut out against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 14th with an imposing 28 saves.
Who can forget what some boasted as the “save of the year” during the February 15th games between the Blues and the Calgary Flames on Feb 15, 2013. Allen’s mind-blowing reflexes were apparent as he made the infamous basket catch appear effortless while shutting down T.J. Brodie’s goal attempt in the first period.
This announcement is a big honor for Jake Allen and will continue to boost his confidence as he expands on his existing skills. We hope the future will include a continued accession of Allen’s growing potential in the league.
I think Allen will have a brilliant 2013-2014 season with the Blues. Hopefully Allen will see a more significant presence in the regular season alongside fellow goaltenders, Brian Elliott (#1) and Jaroslav Halak (#41). With three powerful goaltenders on our active roster, what will the upcoming season hold for the futures of both Elliott and Halak? We congratulate Allen and the Blues on this great honor and cannot wait for the new season to begin! Let’s go Blues!