Jake Allen Q&A: What We Learned
Blues goaltender Jake Allen answered fan questions using @StLouisBlues
Blues goalie Jake Allen took control of our Twitter account on July 15 to answer questions from fans. In just a few minutes, #AskJakeAllen became a trending topic in St. Louis.
Allen, 23, was drafted by the Blues in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft (34th overall). Since, he has represented Canada at the World Junior Championships and played parts of four seasons in the Amerlcan Hockey League with the Peoria Rivermen and the Chicago Wolves. He's been named the best goaltender of the QMJHL and the AHL and was named to the NHL's All-Rookie team after the 2012-13 season.
In October, he'll join the Blues on a full-time basis. In 15 NHL appearances, Allen is 9-4-0 with a 2.46 goals-against average and a .905 save-percentage.
During his Twitter Q&A with fans, Allen explained his reaction to this unbelievable save on T.J. Brodie in Calgary during the 2012-13 season, what he likes best in St. Louis and even asked fans for ideas for his new mask for the upcoming season (if you have some ideas, he'd like you to tweet them his way at @34jallen).
If you missed the Q&A, you can read it in its entirety below.
"@JoceJoyal What's his best memories about the Voltigeurs" We had great fan support. I got to play with Couturier & we had great rivalries.— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 15, 2014
"@MikeMcKenna56 want to rent my house this season? Pork steaks in the freezer." My max rent is $200 / month and your pork steaks are awful.— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 15, 2014
"@kreilly027 Is calmness an element you've always brought to the ice?" I always try to be calm, cool, collected. It's a big part of my game.— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 15, 2014
"@kreilly027: Are you keeping 34 this season? The sweater I have is already stiched." For sure. 34 has been my favorite my whole life.— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 15, 2014
"@DahmAlex: How stoked are you to get started after signing Stastny" He's a huge impact player and adds depth to our great forward lineup.— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 15, 2014
Can't wait to get to St. Louis in September. Thanks for all your questions. You guys are the best. see ya soon. #AskJakeAllen— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 15, 2014