Allison and Allen join Anderson in Chicago

According to a Chris Kuc, John Anderson will be joined by former Peoria Rivermen head coach Dave Allison and former Rivermen assistant Scott Allen behind the Wolves bench.

Allison, who spent one season as the Rivermen bench boss before the team lost its affiliation with the Blues, will be back with the prospect group that he coached last season. With a knowledge of the players he’s about to be coaching, Allison will be a huge asset for Anderson, who hasn’t coached in the AHL since his Calder Cup winning season in 2007-08.

Allen, an assistant to Allison last season, will also join his former boss in Chicago. As a group, Allen helped Allison coach the Rivermen to a 33-35-0-8 record last season. A disappointing season for the Rivermen, the Blues franchise looks to turn around their minor league product with Anderson behind the bench.

The terms of the deals were not reported by Kuc, but this story will be updated if/when that information becomes available.

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