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Thiessen returning to Monsters in 2019-20

The Cleveland Monsters announced Thursday that the team has signed veteran goaltender Brad ThiessenΒ to a one-year AHL contract for the 2019-20 season.

Thiessen, 33, posted a record of 12-8-4 in 26 regular-season appearances for Cleveland in 2018-19 with a 2.36 goals-against average, a .913 save percentage and two shutouts, helping the Monsters reach the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Thiessen has appeared in 270 career AHL games over 10 seasons with Cleveland/Lake Erie, Adirondack, Norfolk and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He has a career record of 139-91-27 with a 2.48 GAA and a .910 save percentage, and ranks ninth in AHL history with 28 career shutouts.

A native of Aldergrove, B.C., Thiessen won the Baz Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender in 2010-11, and received the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award in both 2010-11 and 2012-13 as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton allowed the fewest goals in the league.

Thiessen has also played 49 career Calder Cup Playoff games and is 22-25 with a 2.10 GAA, a .922 save percentage and five shutouts.

Undrafted out of Northeastern University, Thiessen has appeared in five career NHL games, all with Pittsburgh in 2011-12.