Blues' Allen makes NHL All-Rookie team

Associated PressJune 29, 2013 

— St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen was a member of the NHL All-Rookie team, which announced on Saturday.

Called up from the Peoria Rivermen when Jaroslav Halak was injured and Brian Elliott was struggling, Allen led all rookie goalies with nine wins, a 2.46 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.

Allen went 9-5 overall.

Calder Trophy winner Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers and fellow finalists Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens and Brandon Saad of the Chicago Blackhawks were among the others chosen to the All-Rookie team.

Also on the team were defensemen Jonas Brodin of the Minnesota Wild and Justin Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers.

Voting was conducted by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association

Huberdeau took top rookie honors by posting 14 goals and 17 assists while playing in Florida's 48 games this season. Gallagher had 15 goals and 13 assists in 44 games, and Saad had 10 goals and 17 assists in 46 games for the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.

Schultz posted eight goals and 19 assists in 48 games, logging an average of nearly 21 1-2 minutes of ice time. Brodin averaged over 23 minutes in 45 games and had 11 points.

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