Blues' top prospect Jake Allen named AHL Goalie of the Year

News-DemocratApril 17, 2014 

St. Louis Blues prospect Jake Allen was named the American Hockey League's outstanding goaltender for 2013-14, receiving the Aldedge "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award in voting by coaches, players and media.

The Blues' second-round pick in 2008, Allen leads the AHL in wins (32), goals-against average (2.07) and save percentage (.927) and is tied for the league lead with six shutouts.

His overall record with the AHL's Chicago Wolves is 32-16-3 in 51 games. Allen was the Blues' second-round pick (34th overall) in 2008, earning a spot on the NHL's All-Rookie team last season by going 9-4 with a 2.46 goals-against average with the Blues.

Allen also was named an AHL first-team All-Star

Among the previous winners of the award are Blues goalie Ryan Miller (2005), Blues goaltending coach Corey Hirsch (1993) and former Blues goalies Jon Casey (1985), and Manny Legace (1996).

Contact reporter Norm Sanders at 239-2454, nsanders@bnd.com or follow him on Twitter: @NormSanders

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