BOSTON, MA -
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed defenseman Andy Wozniewski to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Wozniewski split the 2008-09 season between the St. Louis Blues' and Pittsburgh Penguins' AHL affiliates. He played in 56 games for the Peoria Rivermen with 1-16=17 totals and 56 penalty minutes before being traded to the Penguins organization. He then skated in 18 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and posted 2-2=4 totals, and 26 penalty minutes.
Wozniewski appeared in one NHL game for the Blues during the 08-09 on February 3 versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Buffalo Grove, Illinois native split the 2007-08 season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and their AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. In 48 NHL games for the Leafs, he recorded 2-7=9 totals, +5 rating and 54 penalty minutes. For the Marlies, he played in 33 games and registered 7-10=17 totals, a +8 rating and 26 penalty minutes. He also played in 19 playoff games for the Marlies, registering 4-5=9 totals, a +7 rating and 12 penalty minutes.
He has tallied 2-10=12 totals and 81 penalty minutes in 77 career NHL games.
The 6'5", 225-pound defenseman was signed to his first pro contract with Toronto on May 27, 2004 and was a member of the Leafs organization until he signed as a free agent to the St. Louis Blues on July 17, 2008.
TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins sign Andy Wozniewski (pronounced "woz-NOO-skee") to a one-year contract.