January 31, 1990 |
Chicago, IL, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|Grand Rapids Griffins
New York Rangers
Conor Jay Allen (born January 31, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey player for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has formerly played with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Prior to his enrollment at UMass Amherst, Allen played his junior hockey with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League (USHL) as was a graduate of The Latin School of Chicago. He played NCAA Division I hockey with UMass Amherst in the Hockey East conference. Allen was signed to a two-year entry level contract as an undrafted free agent by the New York Rangers in March 2013, and was assigned to the club's AHL affiliate, the Connecticut Whale.
On December 28, 2013, Allen was called up for the first time from Hartford to the Rangers, and played his first NHL game on December 29, 2013, logging 16 minutes against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in a game the Rangers won 4 - 3. After the game, the Ranger's Coach Vigneault noted that Allen was “poised with the puck, wasn't afraid to take a hit to make a play, and that's why he got that ice time.” Within a week, Allen played his second and third NHL games with the Rangers—December 31 against the Florida Panthers  and January 3, 2014 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
On November 7, 2014, Allen was called up to the Rangers for the first time in the 2014 season due to injuries in the Rangers defensive core. Allen was primarily paired with fellow UMass Amherst alum Michael Kostka in his time with the NHL club.
On July 2, 2015, Allen as a free agent signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators. After attending the Predators training camp, Allen was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals to begin the 2015–16 season. After 31 games with the Admirals, Allen was traded by the Predators to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Patrick Mullen on January 14, 2016. Allen played 17 games with AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators before in a quick turnaround, on February 29, 2016, Ottawa traded Allen to the Minnesota Wild in return for forward Michael Keranen.
|2008–09||St. Louis Bandits||NAHL||46||5||10||15||48||12||1||4||5||15|
|2009–10||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||48||7||8||15||69||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||72||6||25||31||71||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New York Rangers||NHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||72||11||23||34||113||12||1||1||2||10|
|2014–15||New York Rangers||NHL||4||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
- Treff, Leslie. "Hockey's Future - Conor Allen". Hockeysfuture.com. Retrieved 2013-12-28.
- Yerdon, Joe (28 December 2013). "Rangers lose Stralman to injury, recall Allen from minors". Pro Hockey Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "Rangers top Lightning in Henrik Lundqvist's return to net". ESPN. Associated Press. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
- Zipay, Steve (2013-12-29). "Conor Allen Gets Almost 16 Minutes Ice Time in Rangers Debut". Newsday.com. Retrieved 2014-01-03.
- "Richards SO goal lifts Rangers over Panthers". CBS Sports. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
- "Connor Allen Moves the Puck Up Ice". Getty Images. 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2014-01-03.
- "Predators sign Conor Allen". Nashville Predators. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
- "Predators acquire Mullen from Ottawa". Nashville Predators. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
- "Wild Acquires Allen From Ottawa, Sabourin From Los Angeles". wild.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
- "Griffins sign Aubry and Allen". Grand Rapids Griffins. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-08-18.