David Warsofsky

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David Warsofsky
David Warsofsky - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Warsofsky in March 2016
Born (1990-05-30) May 30, 1990 (age 27)
Weymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.[1]
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
New Jersey Devils
National team  United States
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2008
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2011–present

David Matthew Warsofsky (born May 30, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Early life[edit]

He is Jewish,[2][3][4] and was born in Marshfield, Massachusetts, the son of Dawn and Mark Warsofsky.[5]

He played at Marshfield High School in 2004–05 and at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts for the following two years.[6] He 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.[6]

Warsofsky with the P-Bruins in 2012.

Playing career[edit]

He 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.[5] He played for Team USA in 2010, winning the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[5]

On June 26, 2010 the Blues traded Warsofsky's rights to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Vladimír Sobotka.[7]

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.[8]

On July 1, 2015, Warsofsky left the Bruins as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[9] 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.[10]

Warsofsky returned to the Penguins as a free agent in the off-season, signing another one-year, two-way contract on July 1, 2016.[11] 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 back to a two-way basis.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

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
NHL totals 39 2 4 6 8
Medal record
Representing  United States
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Saskatchewan
IIHF World U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Moscow

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 0 7 7 8
2010 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 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 honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Second Team 2010–11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Draft prospect details". New Jersey Devils. 2015-09-12. Retrieved 2015-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Professional Hockey Review: 2012–2013". Jewish Sports Review. 9 (99): 7. September–October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hockey Preview 2012-13:". jewishsportsreview.com. Retrieved 16 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "Jews in the News: David Warsofsky, Indina Menzel and Daniel Braverman". Jewishtampa.com. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Mike Loftus. "David Warsofsky of Marshfield enjoying strong rookie year with Providence Bruins". The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA. 
  6. ^ a b "David Warsofsky Bio – GoTerriers.com – Official Home of Boston University Athletics". goterriers.com. Archived from the original on April 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bruins trade Sobotka to Blues for Warsofsky". ESPN. June 26, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "David Warsofsky, Marshfield Native And Former BU Terrier, Set To Make NHL Debut With Bruins". CBS Sports. December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Penguins sign defenseman David Warsofsky". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  10. ^ "Waivers roundup: Edmonton claims two". National Hockey League. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  11. ^ "Penguins sign defenseman David Warsofsky". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  12. ^ "Avalanche sign Agozzino, Warsofsky and Cannata". Colorado Avalanche. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 

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