Bruins Re-sign David Warsofsky to a New One Year Contract, Name Joe Sacco Assistant Coach

 BOSTON, MA — Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 24, that the club has signed defenseman David Warsofsky to a one-year, two-way contract. Warsofskys salary is worth $600,000 at the NHL level.

Warsofsky appeared in six games for Boston during the 2013-14 season, scoring his first NHL goal against the Senators in Ottawa on December 28, 2013 and his first NHL assist on February 8 also against the Senators.

Warsofsky skated in 56 regular season games for Providence last year, registering six goals and 26 assists (fourth on the team) for 32 points with a plus-8 rating. The D-man skated in 12 games during the Providence Bruins playoff campaign, registering two goals and seven assists (second on the team) for nine points (fourth on the team).

The blueliner has played in a total of 190 games with the Providence Bruins from 2010-14, accumulating 14 goals and 66 assists for 80 points. In 24 AHL playoff appearances in 2013 and 2014 with the P-Bruins, the blueliner tallied a total of two goals and 10 assists.

Prior to joining Providence, Warsofsky skated three seasons (2008-11) with the Boston University Terriers, where he appeared in 113 games, notching 22-46=68 totals.

The 5’9”, 170-pound native of Marshfield, MA was drafted in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. The Bruins acquired Warsofsky in exchange for Vladimir Sobotka on June 26, 2010.

The Boston Bruins announced today, July 24, that the club has hired Joe Sacco as Assistant Coach. Sacco and Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien will be available on a conference call on Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 pm ET. Call-in details can be found below.

A native of Medford, MA, Sacco spent the 2013-14 season as an Assistant Coach for the Buffalo Sabres. Prior to that position, the former NHL forward served as the Head Coach of the Colorado Avalanche (2009-13) where he compiled a 130-134-40 record and was a Jack Adams finalist in 2010.

Sacco served two years as an Assistant Coach in the AHL (American Hockey League) for the Lowell Lock Monsters (2004-05) and the Albany River Rats (2006-07) before becoming a head coach for the Lake Erie Monsters (2007-09).

In his playing career, Sacco skated in 738 NHL games in 13 seasons with five teams (Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals, and Philadelphia Flyers). He registered 94 goals and 119 assists for 213 points.

The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Sacco out of Boston University in the fourth round (71st overall) of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.