Once again we bring our Members an early release of a coming feature interview for InGoal Radio.
This week’s feature interview for the InGoal Radio Podcast is with recently hired Seattle Kraken pro scout Andrew Allen, but Premium Members can hear the full interview with the former Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabre goaltending coach now. In addition to discussing his new role scouting goalies for the NHL’s newest franchise, Allen shares stories and advice from a career that started at a training camp with Roberto Luongo and the Florida Panthers and included five years in the American Hockey League and ECHL before a transition to coaching that started with Japan’s National Team. Allen touches on experiences and lessons from four seasons as the Blackhawks development coach, including the importance of not making goalies overly dependent on him, as well as from his time working with Carter Hutton, Robin Lehner and last weeks guest, Linus Ullmark, during four seasons with the Sabres. Perhaps best of all, Allen relates those lessons and his experiences and opinions on the ongoing evolution of a position he is so clearly passionate about — you can’t miss it in this interview — back to goalies of all ages and skill levels through his continued work at youth hockey levels and in private camps he runs through Goaltenders by Andrew Allen.