Monday, October 3, 2011

P-Bruins Player Puckbag: David Warsofsky

Opening statement
One year removed from having his rights traded from St. Louis to Boston, slender and slick New England-born blueliner David Warsofsky has long defected Boston University. In fact, he has already whet his blades on the professional front by playing in each of the P-Bruins’ last 10 games on the 2010-11 slate.

Being the only late-season arrival to have cracked double-digits in the games-played column, Warsofsky should be particularly magnetic for attention as he embarks on a full campaign with a team vowing to build upon a solid finish to a sour season.

2010-11 Highlights (With Boston University and the P-Bruins)
• Led all Terrier defensemen with seven goals, including four power-play strikes.
• Landed at least one shot on goal in 32 out of 34 college games for a season total of 104.
• Started the season with back-to-back multipoint games for a 2-3-5 transcript as BU won the Icebreaker tournament.
• Tallied two assists in each installment of a home-and-home sweep over UMass-Lowell Oct. 29-30.
• Returned from an injury and tallied an assist in back-to-back games to start the best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinals versus Northeastern.
• Tallied three assists in four games (April 1-8) with the P-Bruins.
• Credited with four shots on net in an April 3 game versus Worcester.
• Steadily posted a plus-4 rating in the month of April for a cumulative plus-3 in 10 AHL games.

2010-11 Lowlights
• Held without a point for six consecutive games between Dec. 11 and Jan. 18.
• Was on the ice for all three opposing goals Jan. 2 in a 3-3 tie with Notre Dame.
• Inserted the go-ahead goal for a 4-3 win at Maine Jan. 28, but also took three penalties, including a 10-minute misconduct for a total of 14 minutes in the sin bin.
• Posted a minus-3 rating in the Beanpot consolation game, a 5-4 loss to Harvard.
• Failed to score a goal in any of his last nine appearances with the Terriers.
• Posted a minus-2 rating in a 5-4 loss to upset-minded Northeastern that eliminated the Terriers from the Hockey East quarterfinals and ended their season March 13.

2011-12 Outlook
Depending on how much time the likes of Matt Bartkowski spend with the parent club, there ought to be a generous allotment of ice time for Warsofsky on the Providence blue line.

Year-to-year listings indicate he has padded on some precious pounds, which will help him all the more in his continued transition into a full professional season.