Dan Bylsma completed his staff today. ©2015, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres hire Andrew Allen as goalie coach

BUFFALO – The Sabres completed their NHL coaching staff this morning, announcing they have hired Andrew Allen as goalie coach.

The 38-year-old Allen spent the last four seasons as the Chicago Blackhawks’ developmental goaltending coach, overseeing the netminders with the AHL Rockford IceHogs. Allen spent three seasons as St. Lawrence University’s goalie coach and also coached in Japan before joining the Blackhawks.

He played pro hockey for five seasons, spending time in the AHL and ECHL after playing four years at the University of Vermont.

The Sabres recently announced new coach Dan Bylsma wouldn’t retain former goalie coach Arturs Irbe, who spent one season in Buffalo.

Bylsma hired Dave Barr and Terry Murray as assistant coaches last month and Dan Lambert earlier this week.

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