At only 20 years old, David Warsofsky
has experienced success on both the national and international level.
|Warsofsky. (Photo: Nathan Vaughan) |
The BU junior defenseman from Marshfield, Massachusetts won the NCAA Division I title with the Terriers in his freshman season. During his sophomore year of college, he helped the United States win gold in the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships.
“I think every kid dreams about playing in the big games. Luckily I’ve been able to play in a couple of those with the National Championship and the World Juniors,” Warsofsky said.
“Sometimes you get nervous before big games and I think that’s when you raise your game to the next level and that’s just what I try to do in those big games.”
Warsofsky’s rights were acquired by the Bruins in a June 2010 trade with the St. Louis Blues that sent forward Vladimir Sobotka to St. Louis.
“I was just kind of shocked when it first happened. I mean, you grow up in the Boston area and dream about playing for the Bruins and hopefully, one day, I have the opportunity to do that,” Warsofsky said.
Warsofsky, a history major, plans to finish his degree at BU.
“Yeah, I mean that’s the plan right now. Hopefully the Boston Bruins will always be there for me and I’m only 20 years old so I’ve got a lot of time to do that, so I think right now college is important and I’ll see what happens from there,” he said.
This season, Warsofsky has 5 goals and 12 assists for 17 points. Currently the 16th-ranked Terriers are 9-5-6 and sit in third place in Hockey East.
“We have a couple big games the rest of this month and then I think if we can get a couple wins there we’ll set ourselves up good for the playoffs,” Warsofsky said.---Mike Brown