Brad Thiessen named AHL Goaltender of the Month


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 »

Saturday’s Quick Hits: Pens Rumors & Tidbits on Martin, Johnson, Thiessen


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.

Brad Thiessen named starter for AHL Eastern Conference All-Stars


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.