Prospect Report: Penguins sign goaltender Brad Thiessen


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

Penguins envision Jordan Staal as a winger for the 2009-2010 season?


The Latest Buzz Penguins, Zigomanis have mutual interest: Despite missing most of the season with a shoulder injury, look for the Penguins to sign center Mike Zigomanis to a one year deal following the season in the range of $650k. Zigomanis has a strong interest in returning to the team for the upcoming season. The Penguins are looking to fill 3rd/4th line holes with players making close to the minimum salary for next season. Zigomanis is weeks ahead of schedule from shoulder surgery and will begin skating soon. The Penguins have no plans in moving Jordan Staal back to wing for this season but a source close to the team tells me

The Ice Report


Bozak signs with the Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs won the Tyler Bozak sweepstakes as the talented forward agreed to a two year contract worth close to $1.8 million. The Penguins were informed late Wednesday night that Bozak would be signing elsewhere. The Penguins remain in contact with a few other college prospects but they are not believed to be pursuing former Hobey Baker award winner Ryan Duncan. Ruslan Fedotenko Update The Penguins practiced this morning at SouthPointe and they will depart to Carolina this afternoon. Forward Ruslan Fedotenko (Shoulder) was evaluated this morning by Dr. Charles Burke

Prospect update: Penguins sign Joe Vitale to a one year contract


The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed prospect Joe Vitale to a one year entry level contract. Vitale will report to Wilkes Barre. Vitale, was the Penguins 7th round draft choice in the 2005 draft. In 40 games this season with Northeastern University, Vitale had 7 goals – 20 assists – 27 points. Vitale finished his four years at Northeastern University with 34 goals and 60 assists for 94 points, which ranks 48th in Huskies history Vitale is regarded as a