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.
• 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.
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.