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Andrew Allsman

Sports Journalist

Alhambra, IL

Andrew Allsman

I am 18 years old and attending Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in Illinois. I am studying mass communications, focusing on journalism. I am currently employed by KMOV-TV in St. Louis, MO as a hockey writer. For KMOV, I cover the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues for their online site (KMOV.com) and their app (HockeySTL).

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Blues trade Perron to Edmonton

Just when it seemed as though things had gone silent, the Blues woke up the National Hockey League with a bang. The club announced that it had traded forward David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for young winger Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick. The move was made official on Wednesday afternoon, five days after free agency opened.
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Fans red with anger put rage aside to Bleed Blue

LOUIS, Mo. Training camp is underway, and the Blues are less than a week from the start of the shortened 2012-13 season. As Blues captain David Backes put it, the lockout has been an unfortunate emotional roller coaster with many ups and downs. Both the National Hockey League and the union did a good job of turning fans off to the sport.
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Blues changing their value system, led by Chris Stewart

For fans that watched Thursday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes, it was a flashback to last season. The Blues team that took the ice was a dominating force, perfecting their game as they did so well under head coach Ken Hitchcock last season. That perfection was missing only weeks ago, but now the team appears to be back to last year’s form, and not a moment too soon.
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Tarasenko, a player with 'crazy' potential

When the St. Louis Blues decided to trade down to the 16th pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, they had their sights set on young, skilled, Russian forward, Vladimir Tarasenko. At the time, Tarasenko had spent two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), and had amassed 34 points. Picking Tarasenko was a no-brainer for a team that was looking to continue stocking up on young talent, and rebuilding a franchise that had spent its share of time in the bottom half of the league.

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 Highland High School. 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 Channel Four News 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. Now that high school is over, I will be attending Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and plan to major in mass communications with a focus on journalism. 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