Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

It’s the Finnish Line for Brad Thiessen

Brad Thiessen is moving on to Finland.

After an illustrious four year career with the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins compiling a regular season record of 88-49-12-6, 2.47 GAA and a .906 SV% and a playoff record of 18-16, 2.31 GAA and a .924 SV% Thiessen is heading to HIFK in the Sm-liiga, which is the highest level of professional hockey in Finland. HIFK is a team located in Helsinki, which is the largest city and the capital of Finland.

While not surprising, the writing was on the wall from the start of the season for Thiessen with the arrival and play of Jeff Zatkoff.

Thiessen undoubtedly will go down as one of the best goaltenders to come through Wilkes-Barre and will be never forgotten for his historic Game 6 performance vs. the Providence Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals this year.

I am sure I am not alone in wishing Brad Thiessen the best in his future endeavors.

2 responses to “It’s the Finnish Line for Brad Thiessen

  1. Derrick Graffius (@TK_Noodle) July 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Thiessen will be playing with former Pens Rico Fata and Jason DeSantis this year too.

  2. Bob Howard (@PPPSHOW) July 15, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I am happy on a couple of parts. I am sure he got paid handsomely to go play overseas which as much as I hate to see players head overseas, I understand the pay day. He deserves whatever coin he gets. Secondly, I knew he wasn’t coming to Bingo, so glad we don’t have to face him again this upcoming season. 🙂

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