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Flames sign Thiessen, Acolatse, Tousignant

July 3, 2014

The Calgary Flames, parent club of the AHL's Adirondack Flames, announced that they have signed goaltender Brad Thiessen and defenseman Sena Acolatse, and that forward Mathieu Tousignant has signed an AHL contract.

Thiessen was 8-6-2 with a 2.26 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage in 18 AHL appearances with the Norfolk Admirals in 2013-14, after starting the season with HIFK in Finland.

Thiessen had spent the previous four seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, winning the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Award as the AHL's outstanding goaltender in 2010-11.

The native of Aldergrove, B.C., has made 167 career AHL appearances, posting a record of 96-55-8 with a 2.42 GAA, a .910 save percentage and 18 shutouts. In postseason play, Thiessen is 19-20 in 41 games, with a 2.01 GAA, a .926 save percentage and four shutouts.

Thiessen has also appeared in five career National Hockey League games, going 3-1-0 with Pittsburgh in 2011-12.

Acolatse spent his first three pro seasons with the AHL's Worcester Sharks, totaling 17 goals and 42 assists for 59 points in 157 games. Last year, Acolatse notched five goals and 12 assists in 41 contests with Worcester.

A 23-year-old native of Hayward, Calif., Acolatse played five seasons of junior hockey in the WHL before joining the Sharks organization.

Tousignant played in all 76 regular-season games for the Milwaukee Admirals in 2013-14, tallying eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points along with 158 penalty minutes.

Tousignant, a 24-year-old native of St-Etienne-de-Lauzon, Que., has skated in 257 AHL games over his five-year pro career, registering 25 goals and 35 assists for 60 points along with 399 PIM.