Bobby Allen

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Bobby Allen
Born(1978-11-14) November 14, 1978 (age 35)
Hull, MA, USA
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
PositionDefense
ShotLeft
Played forEdmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft52nd overall, 1998
Boston Bruins
Playing career2003–2008
 
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Bobby Allen
Born(1978-11-14) November 14, 1978 (age 35)
Hull, MA, USA
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
PositionDefense
ShotLeft
Played forEdmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft52nd overall, 1998
Boston Bruins
Playing career2003–2008

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]

Awards and honors[edit]

AwardYear
All-Hockey East Rookie Team1997–98
All-Hockey East Second Team1999–00
All-Hockey East First Team2000–01

Career statistics[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1997–98Boston CollegeHE407212849
1998–99Boston CollegeHE439233234
1999–00Boston CollegeHE424232740
2000–01Boston CollegeHE425182330
2001–02Providence BruinsAHL495101518
2001–02Hamilton BulldogsAHL101670140336
2002–03Hamilton BulldogsAHL5611213242305510
2002–03Edmonton OilersNHL10000
2003–04Toronto RoadrunnersAHL56510151830224
2004–05Albany River RatsAHL665111620
2005–06Albany River RatsAHL684141828
2006–07Providence BruinsAHL315131814
2006–07Boston BruinsNHL3103310
2007–08Boston BruinsNHL190002
NHL Totals5103312

Personal[edit]

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

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. 

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