The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky has been selected as a 2016.17 Second Team All-Star. The AHL's First, Second and Third Team All-Stars were voted on by coaches, players and media in each of the league's 30 member cities.
A sixth-year pro from Marshfield, Mass., Warsofsky has established a career high in goals (15), assists (30), points (45) and shots on goal (204) in 53 games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He ranks sixth among AHL defensemen in points, and his plus-31 rating is on pace to be the third-best single-season total in Penguins history.
On Jan. 9, Warsofsky was named CCM/AHL Player of the Week after the 26-year-old blue liner notched two goals, five assists and a plus-6 rating in a four-game slate, including the overtime game-winner and first-star honors on Jan. 8 in a 6-5 victory at Hershey. He also represented Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the Atlantic Division at the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross in Allentown, Pa.
Originally a fourth-round draft pick by the St. Louis Blues in 2008, Warsofsky has skated in 300 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Providence, totaling 35 goals and 111 assists for 146 points. He has also posted two goals and four assists in 39 NHL contests with Boston, Pittsburgh and New Jersey, appearing in seven games for the parent Penguins this season.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's next home game is Wednesday, Apr. 12, the last of 12 season meetings between the Penguins and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Puck drop between the Penguins and Phantoms is scheduled for 7:05PM at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.