David Matthew Warsofsky (born May 30, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the under contract to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Warsofsky in March 2016
May 30, 1990|
Marshfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
|National team||United States|
95th overall, 2008|
St. Louis Blues
He played at Marshfield High School in 2004–05 and at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts for the following two years. He was named the 2007 U.S. Hockey Report's Prep Defenseman of the Year. 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.
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, Warsofsky played for Boston University in the Hockey East and was a member of the 2009 national championship team as a freshman. He played for Team USA in 2010, winning the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
During the 2013–14 season, Warsofsky made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins on December 19, 2013, after toiling for 160 games in the American Hockey League. He is the first Bruin to wear the number 79.
On July 1, 2015, Warsofsky left the Bruins as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the 2015–16 season, Warsofsky was initially assigned to start the year with affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the AHL. Warsofsky was recalled to play in 12 games with the Penguins for 1 goal before he was placed on waivers and claimed by the New Jersey Devils on February 29, 2016.
Warsofsky returned to the Penguins as a free agent in the off-season, signing another one-year, two-way contract on July 1, 2016. He spent the majority of the 2016–17 campaign with Wilkes-Barre in the AHL, where he led all team defensemen with 47 points in 58 contests, all career highs. He also skated in seven games with Pittsburgh, notching one assist.
On July 1, 2017, having left the Penguins as a free agent, Warsofsky agreed to a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. He secured a one-way deal in the first year of his deal with the second year returning to a two-way basis.
As a free agent at the conclusion of his contract with the Avalanche, Warsofsky returned to the Penguins for a third stint, agreeing to a two-year, two-way $700,000 contract on July 1, 2019.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2007–08||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||15||4||2||6||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||New Jersey Devils||NHL||10||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||47||4||16||20||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
Awards and honoursEdit
- "Professional Hockey Review: 2012–2013". Jewish Sports Review. 9 (99): 7. September–October 2013.
- "Hockey Preview 2012-13". jewishsportsreview.com. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
- "Jews in the News: David Warsofsky, Indina Menzel and Daniel Braverman". Jewishtampa.com. January 21, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
- Mike Loftus. "David Warsofsky of Marshfield enjoying strong rookie year with Providence Bruins". The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA.
- "David Warsofsky Bio – GoTerriers.com – Official Home of Boston University Athletics". goterriers.com. Archived from the original on April 11, 2015.
- David Warsofsky
- "Bruins trade Sobotka to Blues for Warsofsky". ESPN. June 26, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2010.
- "David Warsofsky, Marshfield Native And Former BU Terrier, Set To Make NHL Debut With Bruins". CBS Sports. December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
- "Penguins sign defenseman David Warsofsky". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- "Waivers roundup: Edmonton claims two". National Hockey League. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
- "Penguins sign defenseman David Warsofsky". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Avalanche sign Agozzino, Warsofsky and Cannata". Colorado Avalanche. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
- "Penguins sign David Warsofsky and Andrew Agozzino to two-year contracts". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.