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Penguins Sign Defenseman David Warsofsky

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman David Warsofsky to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The deal is a two-way contract that carries an average annual value of $600,000 at the NHL level.

Warsofsky, 25, has played 230 games for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) since the 2010-11 season, scoring 18 goals and adding 77 assists for 95 points and a plus-seven. The blueliner paced all Providence defensemen in assists (26) and points (32) in the 2013-14 regular season. He led Providence defensemen in goals (2), assists (7) and points (9) in 12 playoff games.

A 5-foot-9, 170-pound defenseman, Warsofsky played four games with Boston in 2014-15, registering one assist and a plus-one. He averaged 18:06 of ice time in those four games. Warsofsky made his NHL debut in 2013-14 with Boston, playing six games. The left-shooting defenseman has one goal and two assists in 10 career NHL games.

A Marshfield, Massachusetts native, Warsofsky was originally drafted in the fourth round (95th overall) by St. Louis at the 2008 NHL Draft. He was acquired by Boston in exchange for Vladimir Sobotka on June 26, 2010.

Prior to joining the professional ranks, Warsofsky played three seasons at Boston University from 2008-2011 and was a member of the 2008-09 NCAA and Hockey East championship team. In 113 games, Warsofsky produced at .60 point-per-game rate, finishing his career with 68 points (22G-46A).

Warsofsky was a member of the United States 2010 Under-20 World Junior Championship team, producing two assists in seven games. In ‘08, Warsofsky shined on the international stage at the Under-18 World Junior Championship, leading all defensemen at the tournament in assists (7) and points (7) en route to a bronze medal for the USA.

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