The American Hockey League announced today that Brad Thiessen of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins has been selected as the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for January. In seven appearances during the month, Thiessen was 5-2-0 with a 1.36 goals-against average, a .940 save percentage and three shutouts for the Penguins. Thiessen is pushing again to be Penguins No. 3 goaltender in the organization. Coming off a winless December (0-4-1), Thiessen allowed two goals or fewer in six of his seven starts in January, beginning the month with a 30-save blanking of Worcester on Jan. 5, his first shutout since Nov. 4, 2011. Following a 2-0 loss to Connecticut on Jan. 6, Thiessen earned another shutout, this time with 23 saves in a 1-0 decision over Hershey on Jan. 11. He was on the winning end of a 2-1 decision vs. Adirondack on Jan. 12 and a 4-2 win at Norfolk onRead More »
Some Saturday night Pens tidbits: — According to a league source, defenseman Paul Martin has recovered “well” from a concussion he suffered in Game 3 of the Penguins first round series with the Flyers. I’m told Martin likely would have been cleared to play at somepoint in the second round. “Paul is fine, ” the source said. Martin is believed to have no restrictions when it comes to his off-season regiment. — The Penguins have yet to inform backup goaltender Brent Johnson or his reps at CAA Sports that the team won’t be bringing back the 35 year old netminder.
Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Brad Thiessen has been named a starter for the AHL Eastern Conference All-Stars. It was announced today Thiessen who has emerged as the No. 3 goaltender on the Penguins organizational season, is having an excellent season for the Baby Pens, posting a 17-3 record with a 2.06 GAA and .921 save percentage.