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Andrew Allsman

Sports Journalist

Maryville, IL

Andrew Allsman

Currently, I am a free agent looking for a new opportunity. For five seasons I covered the NHL's St. Louis Blues for KMOV in St. Louis, MO. As a beat reporter, I provided online coverage of the team which also appeared on KMOV's mobile app. That coverage included breaking news, developing sources, writing features and providing daily updates for readers. I studied mass communication (journalism) and public relations at SIUE.

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Hitchcock returns to the Blues for final coaching season

Ken Hitchcock will be back behind the Blues bench for the 2016-17 campaign after signing another one-year contract with the team. It will be Hitchcock’s final season as an NHL coach. “I’m telling you right now this is my last one-year deal,” said Hitchcock. “I am not coaching after this year. This is it.
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Backes, Fabbri announced as game-time decisions

Blues fans will see injured forwards David Backes (upper-body) and Robby Fabbri (lower-body) on the ice Monday night; it just isn’t certain that either will play in Game 5, at least according to head coach Ken Hitchcock. Both players will take pregame warmups with the team. They will be evaluated and official lineup changes will be announced after that.
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Tarasenko enjoys competing against long-time friend Panarin

LOUIS - When Vladimir Tarasenko left Russia's KHL and joined the Blues during the 2012-13 season, he gave the Blues information on a player who had the makings of a star. The Blues absorbed the report but didn’t act on it quick enough. Now, their division rivals, the Chicago Blackhawks are in possession of Artemi Panarin and he’s a weapon that could inflict serious wounds.
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Blues to host 2017 Winter Classic at Busch Stadium

After months of speculation, the NHL confirmed Wednesday night the 2017 Winter Classic will be held at Busch Stadium and will pit the Blues against their longtime rival Chicago Blackhawks. The Blues made the announcement prior to dropping the puck on their game against Chicago. Blues owner Tom Stillman, Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III and former Blue Brett Hull stepped onto the ice with Hull shouting "The Winter Classic is coming to St.
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Blues organist carries on a musical tradition

Jeremy Boyer grew up a musician and a Blues fan. There were few jobs that could combine both of those fascinations; becoming the team’s organist was one of them. Boyer grew up in a heavily-doused musical environment. He was in the school band and choir and heavily-involved in both. He crafted his ability to read music at a high level through both outlets.
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Fabbri impressing again as camp winds down

Robby Fabbri could have been a Blue last season. The then 18-year-old forward was simply that good. And had it not been for an injury late in the preseason, Fabbri may have been on the Blues’ opening night roster. “This would have been interesting if he had stayed healthy last year,” said head coach Ken Hitchcock.
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Tarasenko steps into the spotlight with a humble attitude

If you ask players and coaches around the league, they’ll tell you that Vladimir Tarasenko is a rising star. But if you ask the accused, he’ll opt to change the subject to teammates or the team. That’s the type of player Tarasenko is. He’s bashful in front of the bright camera lights during interviews, but supportive, outgoing and charismatic in the locker room.
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An unconventional route turns into opportunity for Parayko

He was never ranked by Central Scouting, never discussed nor touted amongst NHL executives. Colton Parayko, now 6-foot-5, for all intents and purposes, was invisible. But not to the Blues’ scouting staff. Parayko was the Blues’ secret. The defenseman caught the team’s attention while playing with Fort McMurray in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, where he had 54 points in two seasons.
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About

Andrew Allsman

My name is Andrew Allsman. I come from the small, rural town of Alhambra, IL. I have lived there all of my life and for the past four years, I have attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where I am pursuing a double-major in mass communications and public relations. I have been blessed with a great and caring family, as well as great friends. I also have been very lucky career-wise, as I pursue what I believe is the greatest job in the world, which is sports writing. In 2011, I was hired by KMOV in St. Louis, MO to cover the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues. It was a great opportunity and it opened my eyes to what I really wanted to do with my life. Since being hired by KMOV to provide stories, I have had my work featured on NBC's prohockeytalk.com , and have been overwhelmed by the opportunity and how lucky I was to receive it. While attending SIUE, I will be searching for as many career opportunities as possible. If interested in my services, please feel free to contact me.

Contact information:

Phone: (618) 795-3949
Email: drewallsman@yahoo.com
Social media: Button-links under photo on the right

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Communicating
  • Leading
  • Reading
  • Storytelling
  • Connecting with readers
  • Critical thinking
  • Utilizing social media