Many, including this writer, doubt that defenseman David Warsofsky has a future in the NHL because of his lack of size.
Well we’ll all get a chance to find out how he adapts to the pro game a little early because Warsofsky today reportedly signed with the Bruins.
Scott Weighart of USCHO.com reported the signing, which was confirmed by the Bruins this afternoon, today. As a Terriers junior this season, Warsofsky posted 7-15-22 totals in 34 games. He’s listed at a generously at 5-foot-9, 170 pounds and might’ve just had a down year because of a lack of interest in the level of competition he faced. The Bruins acquired his rights from St. Louis last year on draft day for Vladimir Sobotka.
BU head coach Jack Parker wasn’t surprised by Warsofsky’s early defection. He told Weighart:
“He needs to be challenged in a different way. He didn’t perform as well as he could’ve this year, and I think it was because he wasn’t challenged. He needs to be on eggshells, worrying about how good he is compared to everybody else, and I think this year he thought it was going to be too easy for him.”
While the NHL might still be at least a year away for Warsofsky, he figures to compete for a top-four spot with the Providence (AHL) farm club next season.