Jake Allen is known to make a ton of saves when he’s in the crease with the St. Louis Blues. Away from it, he’s helping potentially save lives of cancer patients by standing tall in the net.
Allen and Blues back-up Carter Hutton are teaming up to donate $10 for every save they record in the month of October to the October Saves Goalie Challenge. The organization is raising money for cancer research.
The Blues' starter recorded 115 saves so far on the season, the third most out of any goaltender through Wednesday night’s matchs. That’s a whopping $1,150 towards the campaign so far, which will benefit campaigns such as Stand Up to Cancer, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Inova and The Goalie Guild.
"It's just something I saw online over the last little while," Allen told NHL.com. "A couple of young kids mentioned it to me on Twitter, and I pledged money to some young goalies. Now I'm participating myself. It's obviously a good cause if it's for cancer research. If I can make a some saves while making money, it's great. It's very little but it means a lot."
The Blues are still undefeated on the season and are coming off a win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday on the strength of Hutton’s 32 saves.
If you’d like to donate to the cause, hit up Jake Allen’s page on OctoberSaves.org.
Keep stopping the puck, Blues 'tendys!