Scott Allen enters his first season with the Wolves after being named assistant coach on July 16, 2013. He brings 17 years of professional coaching experience to Chicago.
Allen served most recently as Dave Allison’s assistant with the Peoria Rivemen during the 2012-13 campaign. Prior to joining Peoria, he spent three seasons in the National Hockey League as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders.
The 47-year-old Allen entered the coaching ranks as an assistant coach with the ECHL’s Johnstown Chiefs in 1996 and was promoted to head coach of the franchise halfway through the 1997-98 season. He would serve as the Chiefs head coach for four more years before moving to the American Hockey League in 2002.
Allen spent two seasons with the San Antonio Rampage (2002-04), where he split time as an assistant coach and then a head coach. He then served as an assistant coach in Lowell, Omaha, and Quad City from 2004-09.
The New Bedford, Mass., native spent 10 years as a player in professional hockey as the former center competed in the All American Hockey League, Atlantic Coast Hockey League, Colonial Hockey League, Central Hockey League and the ECHL.