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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 has an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.

Warsofsky, 26, returns to the Penguins organization for a second stint after playing the majority of last season with Pittsburgh, before being claimed on waivers by New Jersey on February 29.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound defender appeared in 12 games for Pittsburgh, scoring once. He had one assist in 10 games with New Jersey.

A native of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Warsofsky had six points (2G-4A) and was plus-2 in 17 appearances with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League in 2015-16.

Following the season, Warsofsky suited up for Team USA at the 2016 World Championship, tallying five points (1G-4A) in 10 contests.

Originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Warsofsky has played in 32 career NHL games with the Penguins, Devils and Boston Bruins, producing two goals, three assists and five points.

Prior to joining the professional ranks, 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.

In 2008, 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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