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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).

David Warsofsky
David Warsofsky - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Warsofsky in March 2016
Born (1990-05-30) May 30, 1990 (age 29)
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
Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston Bruins
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 with the P-Bruins in 2012.

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.[4] He played for Team USA in 2010, winning the 2010 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 played for the Providence Bruins from 2010-14.[8]

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.[9]

On July 1, 2015, Warsofsky left the Bruins as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[10] 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.[11]

Warsofsky returned to the Penguins as a free agent in the off-season, signing another one-year, two-way contract on July 1, 2016.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14]

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
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

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. ^ "David Warsofsky, Marshfield Native And Former BU Terrier, Set To Make NHL Debut With Bruins". CBS Sports. December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "Penguins sign defenseman David Warsofsky". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Waivers roundup: Edmonton claims two". National Hockey League. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "Penguins sign defenseman David Warsofsky". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "Avalanche sign Agozzino, Warsofsky and Cannata". Colorado Avalanche. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  14. ^ "Penguins sign David Warsofsky and Andrew Agozzino to two-year contracts". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.

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