A new contract for Jake Allen?

A new contract for Jake Allen?

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The Montreal Canadiens are said to be in talks with goalkeeper Jake Allen over a contract extension.

This was reported by the expert of the NHL Network Kevin Weekes on Twitter, Wednesday evening. According to him, Allen could initial a “multi-year” pact.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper will spend the last season of a contract earning him an average of $2.875 million per year in 2022-2023.

Last season, Allen posted a 9-20-4 record, a .905 save percentage and a 3.30 goals-against-average. He missed a good part of the campaign with a groin injury.

Acquired from the St. Louis Blues along with a seventh-round pick – with which the CH chose Miguel Tourigny – in return for third- and seventh-round selections, Allen played two seasons with the Habs.

Drafted by the Blues in 2008, he has a record of 178-126-35, a efficiency of .911 and a career average of 2.60 in the National Hockey League.

Allen, a former Montreal Junior, lifted the Stanley Cup in 2019 with the Missouri team.