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Penguins Sign David Warsofsky and Andrew Agozzino to Two-Year Contracts

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman David Warsofsky and forward Andrew Agozzino to two-year contracts, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The two-way deals both carry an average annual value of $700,000 at the NHL level.

"David and Andrew are two guys that are going to provide great depth for our organization," said assistant general manager Bill Guerin. "They are both leaders that can help mentor some of our younger players. If there are injuries or trades, you need guys like David and Andrew, who have both NHL and AHL experience, to be able to come in and contribute. We're lucky to get two guys with great experience in this role, and expect both of them to push to make the NHL roster out of training camp."

Warsofsky, 29, returns to Pittsburgh for his third tour of duty with the club. He appeared in 19 games with the Penguins between the 2015-16 and '16-17 campaigns, recording one goal and one assist. He was claimed off of waivers by New Jersey in '15-16, and then re-signed with Pittsburgh the following season.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound defenseman has played in 55 career NHL games with Boston, Pittsburgh, New Jersey and Colorado, tallying 11 points (2G-9A). His best NHL season came in 2017-18 with the Colorado Avalanche where he had five assists and was plus-4 in 16 games, and also dressed for four Stanley Cup Playoff games.

A native of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Warsofsky was an alternate captain for the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2018-19 season, leading all team defensemen with 32 points (5G-27A) in 51 games. In 403 career AHL games, he's scored 45 goals, 155 assists, 200 points and is plus-26. He was named an AHL All-Star in 2016-17 while with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, recording 47 points (16G-31A) in 58 games.

Originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Warsofsky played three seasons at Boston University from 2008-11 and was a member of the 2009 NCAA National Championship club. In 113 games, Warsofsky produced 68 points (22G-46A).

Warsofsky was a member of the United States 2010 gold-medal winning World Junior Championship team, producing two assists in seven games. He also represented the United States at the Under-18 World Junior Championship, leading all tournament defensemen in assists (7) and points (7) en route to a bronze medal for the USA.

Agozzino, 28, spent the previous two seasons with the Colorado Avalanche organization, primarily playing with their AHL affiliate. As an alternate captain during the 2018-19 with the Colorado Eagles, the forward skated in 56 games and recorded team highs in goals (26), assists (34) and points (60). Agozzino also played in 11 games with the Avalanche last season, recording one goal and one assist.

The 5-foot-10, 187-pound Agozzino has spent the majority of his career in the AHL skating for the Peoria Rivermen, Lake Erie Monsters, San Antonio Rampage, Chicago Wolves and Colorado Eagles. In 467 career AHL games, he has recorded 146 goals, 206 assists and 352 points. Agozzino has also recorded six goals, three assists and nine points in 14 AHL playoff games. The forward is a two-time AHL All-Star, representing his team in 2013 and 2019.

The Kleinburg, Ontario native made his NHL debut during the 2014-15 season and has skated in 21 career NHL games, all with Colorado, recording one goal and four assists.

Prior to his professional debut, the undrafted Agozzino had a successful five-year junior career with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League. In 318 games with Niagara, Agozzino recorded 159 goals, 147 assists and 306 points and was a career plus-72. He also served as the IceDogs' captain during his last three seasons with the team.

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