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Penguins Recall Goaltender Brad Thiessen

Thursday, 03.24.2011 / 3:30 PM / News
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Penguins Recall Goaltender Brad Thiessen
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Brad Thiessen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Thiessen, 25, is in his second season with WBS after signing as a free agent on April 8, 2009. He has appeared in 42 games this season with WBS, posting a 32-7-1 record and .924 save percentage while being named the starting goaltender for the AHL All-Star Game (he missed the game due to injury).

Thiessen currently leads the AHL with 32 wins and a 1.88 goals-against average. His seven shutouts are tied for the league lead, and they established a single-season franchise record.

Thiessen, who hails from Aldergrove, BC, earned Reebok/AHL Goaltender of the Month honors for February after going 8-2 with a 1.28 goals-against average, .943 save percentage and three shutouts. He was named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 13. Earlier this season, Thiessen and his WBS goaltending partner, John Curry, shared goaltender of the month honors for October.

Thiessen traveled with the Penguins throughout their 2009 Stanley Cup championship run providing practice support. Prior to joining the Pittsburgh organization he spent three collegiate seasons at Northeastern University, posting a 52-46-12 record in 111 games. Thiessen was one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s outstanding collegiate player in 2008-09 when he went 25-12-4 with a 2.12 goals-against average in 41 appearances.

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