Bobby Allen

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Bobby Allen
Born (1978-11-14) November 14, 1978 (age 36)
Weymouth, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 52nd overall, 1998
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2003–2008

Robert Paul Allen (born November 14, 1978) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League for the Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins.

Playing career[edit]

Allen played for Boston College, from which he was selected fifty-second in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. He was subsequently traded to the Edmonton Oilers on the 2002 trade deadline, in exchange for Sean Brown. He spent the majority of his Oiler career in the American Hockey League, although he did play one game for Edmonton in 2002–03.

On July 22, 2004 he signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils.[1] Allen never played with the Devils due to the NHL Lockout. He was assigned to the Albany River Rats, of the AHL.

On July 17, 2006, Allen was signed as a free agent by hometown team, the Boston Bruins, to a one-year deal. Allen was assigned to start the 2006–07 season with Boston's AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. He spent the first half of the season with Providence before playing his first NHL game in 5 years with the Bruins on January 17, 2007 against the Buffalo Sabres.[2] Allen's physical play earnt him a spot with the Bruins for the remaining half of the season.[3] On July 6, 2007, after testing free agency Allen re-signed with the Bruins to a one-year contract for the 2007–08 season.[4]

Allen only managed to play in only 19 games over the season with the Bruins as he was hampered by a back injury.[5] Prior to the 2008–09 season Allen was diagnosed with two herniated discs in his back and has been unable to play since.[6]

Personal[edit]

Allen was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts raised in Hull, Massachusetts and currently lives in Hingham, Massachusetts with his wife Natalie, a teacher at Hingham High School, and their baby daughter.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Boston College HE 40 7 21 28 49
1998–99 Boston College HE 43 9 23 32 34
1999–00 Boston College HE 42 4 23 27 40
2000–01 Boston College HE 42 5 18 23 30
2001–02 Providence Bruins AHL 49 5 10 15 18
2001–02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 10 1 6 7 0 14 0 3 3 6
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 56 1 12 13 24 23 0 5 5 10
2002–03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 56 5 10 15 18 3 0 2 2 4
2004–05 Albany River Rats AHL 66 5 11 16 20
2005–06 Albany River Rats AHL 68 4 14 18 28
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 31 5 13 18 14
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 31 0 3 3 10
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 19 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 51 0 3 3 12

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1997–98
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1999 [7]
All-Hockey East Second Team 1999–00
All-Hockey East First Team 2000–01
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2000–01
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2001 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devils defenseman scores one-year deal". ESPN. 2004-07-22. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Kessel has two goal game spoiled by Sabres". CBS Sports. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Welcome home Bobby Allen". Boston Bruins. 2007-01-19. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Boston Bruins sign Allen and Bitz". Boston Bruins. 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  5. ^ Donnelly, Elisabeth (2008-02-01). "Hanging with..Bobby Allen". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Cap will be fit for Kings". Boston.com. 2008-09-06. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  7. ^ a b "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Mottau
Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman
2000–01
Succeeded by
Chris Dyment