TRADE: Devils Address Goaltending & Acquire Jake Allen

The New Jersey Devils have finally addressed their goaltending by adding Jake Allen from the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens get a conditional third-round pick in return that can turn into a second-round pick based on games played.

Allen isn't just a rental as his contract runs through next year and the Devils got him at 50% retained for $1.9 million AAV. This is significant for the Devils as they have lacked a veteran presence in net and have two young goalies that will be needing more guidance for the rest of this season and next.

The Devils have really struggled in net this season and with Vitek Vanecek injured and considered day-to-day, he could be a target to be moved today or in the offseason. If it's not today, it will be in the offseason as he has one more year left on his deal at $3.4 million AAV.

Allen started the season on the right foot, but has mostly struggled since, going 6-12-3 on the season in 21 starts. He has a .892 SV% this season, but a career .908 SV%. He can start half the games in a season and really help both Akira Schmid and Nico Daws along as he has with Sam Montembeault and Cayden Primeau in Montreal.

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