26-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins
David Warsofsky Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins in July 2016.
Warsofsky signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins on Friday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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The Bruins boast one of the deeper blue line corps in the league, but make no mistake, the 5-foot-8, 170-pound Warsofsky is knocking on the NHL door. After a 2013-14 season in which he notched 32 points and a plus-8 rating in 56 games for AHL Providence, he has a chance to stick with the big club with a strong training camp. In six NHL games last season, Warsofsky held his own, recording a goal and an assist in six contests. Like most smallish blueliners, Warsofsky relies heavily on his mobility, and while heís not exactly a carbon copy of Torey Krug, there are obvious parallels to their games. If/when Warsofsky gets his chance this season, his fantasy utility figures to hinge on whether or not he sees power play duty. Itís a role heís capable of handling, though it may take an injury or two for that opportunity to present itself.
Warsofsky actually made the Bruins' initial roster to start the 2012-13 season, but he didnít suit up for the big club. In his second full pro season, he recorded a modest 16 points in 58 games, but the Bruins clearly see something in the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder who relies heavily on his mobility.
Warsofsky was AHL Providenceís top-scoring blueliner last season, with 29 points in 66 games. His size is an issue, as Warsofsky is just 5-8, 160 pounds, but the mobile Boston University product does possess some upside as a puck-mover if he eventually proves that he is capable of withstanding the rigors of the NHL.
At 5-9, 170-pounds, size is the main knock on Warsofsky. Stature aside, he's a mobile, puck-moving defenseman, who adds depth and upside to the organization's blue line.
At 5-9, 170-pounds, size is the main knock on the 20-year-old Warsofsky, who is currently a junior at Boston University. Stature aside, he's a mobile, puck-moving defenseman, who will add depth to the organization's blue line.