Saw this and dont know anything about the guy. At work so cant really look stuff up, any idea what he brings?
A big centre (6'4, 230). Career AHL type, but has a solid all round game and can produce offensively if he has good wingers. I haven't seen much of him since he left the Leafs organisation, not terrible hands, works and gets in front of the net.
I'd imagine he'll be the #2C, after Aucoin. If we aren't going to be using Jaškin as a LW, then we might see a Veilleux-Hanson-Jaškin line.
I like this signing. like this guy. as Alklha I haven't watched him since his Leafs days but he is a very likeable, hard-working, big guy. if we wouldn't be so damn deep I could imagine he could be a call-up for a few games and prove he can be a 4th liner in the NHL but he better stays in the A if he is with us.
With as good as his AHL numbers are I'm surprised he didn't get a shot with an NHL team.
He's gotten a couple games up there, but I think the main issue with him was just being on the wrong team at the wrong time and playing bad when he needed to play good, and playing great when it didn't really matter. He's already 30 too, took him awhile to get going.
If Allen was good enough to play with us last season and almost make the team, then he is plenty good enough to beat Climie. The season before last, Lack got the majority of the starts because he was playing better. Chicago just play whoever is playing better, no politics are involved. If Allen can beat out Climie, then we have problems.