Brad Thiessen

Posted: March 7, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Pittsburgh Penguins
 

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images North America

The Good: Thiessen is an athletic goaltender with a good five-hole, vision and solid lateral movement. He has quick feet, and has shown a willingness to challenge shooters.  He is very sound technically and boasts a very calm demeanor. Thiessen has proven capable of dominating lower levels, such as college, AHL and ECHL. To prove this fact, he boasted a 35-8-1 record with WB/Scranton of the AHL in 2010-2011. His play makes Brent Johnson expendable, and he could land a backup gig to M-A Fleury in the near future.

The Bad: As with most goaltending prospects, Thiessen needs to continue to work on his mechanics and positioning. He could also upgrade his puck-moving abilities although they are fairly good. Doesn’t have ideal size for the goaltending position, so he can be beaten upstairs. Stamina can also be an issue. Scouts think that he will likely never be an NHL starting goalie.

Awards

2006–07
  • Hockey East All-Rookie Team
2008–09
2010–11

AHL First All-Star Team

Career statistics

Season Team League GP Minutes GA GAA Saves SV% W L T SO
2006-07 Northeastern University NCAA 33 1985 82 2.48 957 .921 11 17 5 4
2007-08 Northeastern University NCAA 37 2180 96 2.64 1014 .914 16 17 3 2
2008-09 Northeastern University NCAA 41 2496 88 2.12 1195 .931 25 12 4 3
2009-10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 30 1763 72 2.45 769 .914 14 14 1 4
2009-10 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 12 674 30 2.67 340 .919 8 3 1 1
NCAA totals 111 6661 266 2.40 3166 .923 52 46 12 9
AHL totals 30 1763 72 2.45 769 .914 14 14 1 4

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 PITTSBURGH
ON PACE 2 1 0 0 120 0 4 24 2.01 .917

Undrafted.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s