A sturdy defender who excels in his own end. He brings some solid mobility and can move the puck up ice to his teammates but he is still quite raw in the offensive zone. He can ‘pop’ at times but it’s infrequent at this stage of his development.
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July 2021 – Allan was selected in the first round, 32nd overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
April 2021 – A mobile defender that has some raw elements to his game, Allan is a nice project for a team looking to mold a player with some interesting tools. His defensive game is fairly refined and that is his safety net. If the offensive game never truly comes through, his defensive presence and ability to thwart chances should be a trait that NHL teams look at and can project to the next level. He is quick on his feet and uses his stick well, maintaining a tight blade-to-blade gap. The Prince Albert Raiders defender is intelligent in his own end and reads play quite well, understanding when and where to fill lanes and how to establish body position around the zone. His transition game is fairly simple but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. He makes a quality first pass to exit the zone and has the mobility to join the rush when an opportunity presents itself but he often opts for safety. He understands when to reign his play in at the offensive blueline and doesn’t jump into the fray too often. When he does get involved at the blueline, he is often moving laterally in search for a passing or shooting lane but has a tendency to rush his decision and shoot the puck into feet. He has the raw tools to be a bit more effective offensively but doesn’t really put it together all that oft