Brad Thiessen
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 03/19/1986
DRAFTED: undrafted
Hockey East First All-Star Team (2009) Hockey East Player of the Year (2009) NCAA East First All-American Team (2009) AHL First All-Star Team (2011) Harry ``Hap'' Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest goals against) (2011) (shared with John Curry) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Award (AHL Outstanding Goaltender) (2011) Harry ``Hap'' Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest goals against) (2013) (shared with Jeff Zatkoff) Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, April 8, 2009. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), July 15, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Norfolk (AHL), November 28, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 3, 2014. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Columbus, September 16, 2015. Loaned to Cincinnati (ECHL) by Lake Erie (AHL), October 17, 2015.
Quick, athletic netminder is coming off a breakout season professionally.

Backstopped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to 58-21-0-1 record for 117 points and the franchise’s 1st Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as American Hokey League regular-season champions in 2010-11.

Won the 2010-11 Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as AHL’s top goaltender after leading the league (and setting franchise records) with 35 wins and 7 shutouts. Also posted a 1.94 goals-against average and .922 save percentage.

Partnered with John Curry for the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award as the goaltending duo that allowed the fewest goals (183) in the AHL.

Played 2 seasons for WBS from 2009-11.

After signing with Penguins in April, 2009, joined team’s traveling practice squad for its Stanley Cup championship run.

Played 3 collegiate seasons with Northeastern of Hockey East from 2006-09, posting a 52-46-12 record in 111 career games.

Played 2 years of junior hockey in the British Columbia Hockey League with Penticton (2003-04) and Prince George (2004-05).

Northeastern teammate with fellow Penguins prospect Joe Vitale.

Signed through 2011-12 season.