BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, January 20, that defenseman David Warsofsky has been assigned to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) and defenseman Aaron Johnson has completed his conditioning stint with Providence and has rejoined the Boston Bruins.
Johnson joined Providence on a conditioning loan on January 17, and skated in two games with the P-Bruins, recording an assist and two penalty minutes. The defenseman signed by Boston to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2012-13 season on July 18, 2012. The 6’1,” 204-pound native of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia skated in 56 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2011-12, registering three goals and setting NHL career highs with 13 assists and 16 points, while collecting 26 penalty minutes. For his career, Johnson has played in 281 NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders, tallying 17 goals and 45 assists for 62 total points, with 217 penalty minutes. The Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia native was selected by Columbus in the third round (85th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Warsofsky, a 5’9,” 170-pound defenseman from Marshfield, MA, recently participated in the Boston Bruins Training Camp and was listed on an NHL Opening Night roster for the first time in his career. Before joining Boston, he played 30 games for the Providence Bruins in his second full season with the AHL affiliate, recording 2-7=9 totals, and he is currently tied for second among P-Bruins defensemen in points. In his first full season with Providence in 2011-12, Warsofsky led team defensemen with 29 points (5-24) and was sixth overall in the P-Bruins scoring race. He was signed by Boston to a three-year entry-level contract on March 24, 2011, and appeared in 10 games for Providence, recording three assists and six penalty minutes. Prior to beginning his professional career, Warsofsky played three seasons from 2008-11 with the Boston University Terriers, where he won the National Championship in 2009. He was selected by St. Louis in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, and was acquired by Boston in exchange for Vladimir Sobotka on June 26, 2010.