Brad Thiessen watches as Columbus Blue Jackets’ Rick Nash circles behind the net. Thiessen, from Aldergrove, made his NHL debut on Sunday, stopping 22 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets 4-2.

Brad Thiessen watches as Columbus Blue Jackets’ Rick Nash circles behind the net. Thiessen, from Aldergrove, made his NHL debut on Sunday, stopping 22 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets 4-2.

Aldergrove’s Thiessen re-ups with Penguins

Local goaltender has signed on another year with Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed Aldergrove’s Brad Thiessen.

The 26-year-old goaltender inked a one-year two-way contract worth $525,000 at the NHL level.

Thiessen went 23-15-2 with a 2.82 goals against average last season for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In the post-season, he went 6-6 with a 2.14 GAA and a .908 save percentage.

Thiessen made 41 appearances with WBS in 2011/12, going 23-15-2 with a 2.82 goals-against average. Thiessen’s best work came in the postseason, when he went 6-6 while ranking sixth in the AHL with a 2.14 goals-against average and posting a .908 save percentage.

He also made his NHL debut last season with Pittsburgh, a victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Thiessen played in five games with Pittsburgh, going 3-1-0 with a 3.72 GAA and an .878 save percentage.

In the 2010/11 season, Thiessen led the AHL and set a new team record with 35 wins and seven shutouts. He also had a 1.94 GAA and a .922 save percentage to win the Aldege ‘Baz’ Bastien Memorial Award as the league’s top goalie.

Thiessen was an undrafted free agent out of Northeastern University. Prior to that, he played in the B.C. Hockey League.

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