Kevin Allen (journalist)

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Kevin Allen is an American sports journalist and author. He is the national hockey writer for USA Today, a position which he has held since 1986.[1]

Allen, a native of Michigan, attended Eastern Michigan University and began his sports journalism career in 1982 with the Port Huron Times Herald in Port Huron, Michigan as a writer covering the Detroit Red Wings from 1982 to 1986.[2] He resides in Wayne, Michigan and also serves as the president of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association (since 2003). Allen has also authored 16 hockey-related books. He was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy in 2013, for his contributions to hockey in the United States.[3]


  1. ^ "USA TODAY Sports' Kevin Allen receives Lester Patrick Award". Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "Kevin Allen to receive 2013 Lester Patrick Trophy |". Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Savage, Brendan (October 8, 2013). "USA Today hockey writer Kevin Allen, a Michigan resident, to receive NHL's Lester Patrick Trophy".