Defenseman David Warsofsky Strives for NHL Action


Sep 17, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman David Warsofsky (79) skates with the puck past Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (90) at 1st Mariner Arena. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

David Warsofsky Battles

If you haven’t noticed, most of the Bruins action this offseason has revolved around Providence, as Peter Chiarelli has inked deals with several AHL players, defenseman David Warsofsky being one of them.

He played only six games for the Bruins last year, but he will have the opportunity to make an impression among defensemen during the preseason.

The Marshfield, Mass. native has greatly appreciated the luck he’s had, able to play near his family and have a shot in the NHL.

“It was an awesome experience for me. Being from Boston and getting to play for my hometown team was unbelievable, and then getting the opportunity to play in the NHL was really special,” he said, via “I think it gave me that confidence. When I did go back to Providence, I kind of had that little chip on my shoulder, like I wanted to get back to the NHL. That’s obviously my dream, is to be in the NHL full time.”

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But in order to make the squad on a full-time basis, Warsofsky will have to ramp up his level of play, and he believes the few games he’s played have put him in a favorable scenario from an improvement viewpoint.

“To get a little bit of a taste of it, and seeing how the organization does things and how guys play at a professional level, was definitely important for me. I think [next season] is an important year for me, and I want to take advantage of it. I also know what it takes to be a regular in the NHL, and I think until that point where I can prove myself, that I am, I don’t think I’m going to stop working. I’m going to continue the same work ethic until I am there.”

It’s unlikely that Warsofsky will end up having a huge role on the squad if he doesn’t get traded, which is conceivable with a abundance of defenseman more proven at the NHL level than the 24-year-old.