David Warsofsky

David Matthew Warsofsky (born May 30, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing under contract to the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).

David Warsofsky
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Warsofsky with the New Jersey Devils in 2016
Born (1990-05-30) May 30, 1990 (age 30)
Marshfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
New Jersey Devils
Colorado Avalanche
National team  United States
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2008
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2011–present

Early lifeEdit

Warsofsky is Jewish,[1][2][3] and was born in Marshfield, Massachusetts, the son of Dawn and Mark Warsofsky.[4]

He played at Marshfield High School in 2004–05 and at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts for the following two years.[5] He was named the 2007 U.S. Hockey Report's Prep Defenseman of the Year.[6] Warsofsky was captain of the 2007–08 Under-18 United States men's national ice hockey team, where he tied as leader in assists and was second in points. The team won a bronze medal at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championship.[5]

Playing careerEdit

 
Warsofsky in 2012, during his time with the Providence Bruins.

Warsofsky was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 4th round (95th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Instead of turning pro immediately, he played for Boston University in the Hockey East and was a member of the 2009 national championship team as a freshman.[4] He played for Team USA in 2010, winning the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[4]

On June 26, 2010 the Blues traded Warsofsky's rights to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Vladimír Sobotka.[7] He then played four consecutive seasons soley for the Bruins' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins.[8]

On December 18, 2013, the Bruins recalled Warsofsky from Providence.[9] He is the first Bruin to wear the number 79.[10] He made his NHL debut the following night in a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.[11] On December 28, Warsofsky scored his first career NHL goal in a 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators.[12] He finished the season with two points in six games for Boston, as well as 32 in 56 with Providence.

On July 1, 2015, Warsofsky signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[13] He skated in 12 games for the Penguins during the 2015–16 season, recording one goal. On February 26, 2016, the New Jersey Devils claimed Warsofsky off waivers.[14] He finished the season with one assist in ten games for the Devils.

On July 1, 2016, Warsofsky returned to the Penguins, signing a one-year, two-way contract.[15] He spent the majority of the 2016–17 season with Wilkes-Barre, where he led all team defensemen with 47 points in 58 contests, all career-highs. He also skated in seven games with Pittsburgh, recording one assist.

On July 1, 2017, Warsofsky signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[16] Aside from a 16-game stint with the Avalanche in the 2017-18 season, he primarily played for the team's affiliate's (the San Antonio Rampage and the Colorado Eagles).

On July 1, 2019, Warsofsky returned to the Penguins for a second time, signing a two-year, two-way contract.[17] He was named captain of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton[18], and led the defense with 33 points in 51 games.

On August 25, 2020, Warsofsky was traded by the Penguins to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with Evan Rodrigues, Filip Hallander and the 15th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft in exchange for Kasperi Kapanen, Jesper Lindgren and Pontus Aberg. [19]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Cushing Academy HS-MA 36 8 26 34 28
2006–07 Cushing Academy HS-MA 29 15 34 49 55
2007–08 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 15 4 2 6 8
2008–09 Boston University HE 45 3 20 23 28
2009–10 Boston University HE 34 12 11 23 48
2010–11 Boston University HE 34 7 15 22 46
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 10 0 3 3 6
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 66 5 24 29 18
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 58 3 13 16 17 12 0 3 3 0
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 56 6 26 32 11 12 2 7 9 2
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 6 1 1 2 0
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 40 4 11 15 20 5 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 4 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 17 2 4 6 6
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 1 0 1 0
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 10 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 58 16 31 47 32 5 3 3 6 0
2016–17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 0 1 1 6
2017–18 San Antonio Rampage AHL 47 4 16 20 24
2017–18 Colorado Avalanche NHL 16 0 5 5 0 4 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Colorado Eagles AHL 51 5 27 32 48 4 1 1 2 0
2019–20 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 51 10 23 33 49
NHL totals 55 2 9 11 8 4 0 0 0 2
Medal record
Representing   United States
World Junior Championships
  2010 Saskatchewan
IIHF World U18 Championships
  2008 Moscow

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WJC18   7 0 7 7 8
2010 United States WJC   7 0 2 2 6
2016 United States WC 4th 10 1 4 5 2
Junior totals 14 0 9 9 14
Senior totals 10 1 4 5 2

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
College
HE All-Second Team 2010–11

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional Hockey Review: 2012–2013". Jewish Sports Review. 9 (99): 7. September–October 2013.
  2. ^ "Hockey Preview 2012-13". jewishsportsreview.com. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Jews in the News: David Warsofsky, Indina Menzel and Daniel Braverman". Jewishtampa.com. January 21, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Mike Loftus. "David Warsofsky of Marshfield enjoying strong rookie year with Providence Bruins". The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA.
  5. ^ a b "David Warsofsky Bio – GoTerriers.com – Official Home of Boston University Athletics". goterriers.com. Archived from the original on April 11, 2015.
  6. ^ David Warsofsky
  7. ^ "Bruins trade Sobotka to Blues for Warsofsky". ESPN. June 26, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2010.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Bruins, Boston. "Bruins still need a D-man (McQuaid needs more time to recover), so per Chiarelli, David Warsofsky is being recalled from @AHLBruins ^CS". Twitter. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  10. ^ "David Warsofsky, Marshfield Native And Former BU Terrier, Set To Make NHL Debut With Bruins". CBS Sports. December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  11. ^ Harris, Stephen. "Notebook: Adam McQuaid aims to get back". Boston Herald. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  12. ^ Wallace, Lisa. "Bobby Ryan has late winner for Senators in 4-3 victory over Bruins". CTV News. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
  13. ^ "Penguins sign defenseman David Warsofsky". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  14. ^ Molinari, Dave. "Devils claim Warsofsky off waivers from Penguins". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  15. ^ "Penguins sign defenseman David Warsofsky". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "Avalanche sign Agozzino, Warsofsky and Cannata". Colorado Avalanche. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  17. ^ "Penguins sign David Warsofsky and Andrew Agozzino to two-year contracts". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  18. ^ Hart, Nick. "PENGUINS NAME DAVID WARSOFSKY TEAM CAPTAIN". Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  19. ^ "Maple Leafs trade Kapanen to Pengiuns". The Sports Network. August 25, 2020. Retrieved August 25, 2020.

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