Photo courtesy of Northeastern University
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Brad Thiessen to a two-year entry-level contract.
Thiessen, 23, appeared in 41 games with the Northeastern Huskies this season, finishing with a record of 25-12-4.
He recorded a 2.12 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage
Thiessen will report to
Wilkes Barre by Monday or Tuesday. Thiessen was obligated to sign a two year contract because of the age bracket he fell into. When it comes to college prospects, players who are 22 or 23 at the time of signing must sign two year contracts.
The Penguins pursuit of signing college prospects will continue. The team inked Thiessen’s teammate Joe Vitale on Thursday to a one year contract. Vitale was a 7th round pick of the Penguins in 2005 and will also report to Wilkes Barre.
As we reported on Monday, Boston university defenseman Brian Strait will turn pro following the season and sign a three year contract with the Penguins. The Penguins are hopeful Strait can lure teammate and best friend Matt Gilroy to Pittsburgh. Gilroy is at the top of the Penguins wishlist.