The Canadiens will also receive a 2022 seventh-round pick as part of the deal.
Canadiens acquire Jake Allen and a 7th-round pick in 2022 from the Blues in return for a 3rd- and 7th-round pick in 2020.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 2, 2020
In Allen, the Canadiens land a solid backup and reliable insurance policy behind starter Carey Price, who will benefit from more rest throughout the course of the upcoming season. We saw what a healthy, well-rested Price is capable of in the playoffs — 1.78 goals against average, .936 save percentage, and a pair of shutouts — and by opening up the possibility of a more tandem-like approach to the 2020-21 campaign through heavy stretches, general manager Marc Bergevin is setting his No. 1 netminder up for more success.
More to come…