Warsofsky excited to have his rights traded to Bruins

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff

Growing up, there were two teams David Warsofsky dreamed of playing for — the Boston University Terriers and the Boston Bruins. He’ll be an assistant captain as a junior this season for the former, and thanks to a draft-day deal, he now has the latter in his sights as well.

As the 2010 NHL Draft was winding down Saturday afternoon, the Bruins acquired the rights to Warsofsky in exchange for fourth-line center Vladimir Sobotka. The trade caught Warsofsky off-guard, but the Marshfield native certainly wasn’t disappointed.

“I was actually really surprised,” Warsofsky said. “I was just hanging around with one of my brothers and my nephews watching the [United States] World Cup game, and my adviser called me and just told me that my rights were traded to Boston. I wasn’t watching the draft or anything, I wasn’t expecting to be traded, so it was kind of a surprise to me, too. But I was really excited when it happened.”

Adding to Warsofsky’s enthusiasm was the fact that the Bruins didn’t just trade a draft pick or a prospect to get him; they traded someone who has already played 134 NHL games.

“I thought it was pretty cool,” he said. “It’s not every day you get traded for someone who’s already in the NHL. I think they obviously think highly of me. It’s just my job to prove to them what I can do.”

The 5-foot-9 defenseman said he’s looking forward to the possibility of someday playing for his favorite NHL team.

“I think it’s an unbelievable opportunity,” Warsofsky said. “Whether it’s in Boston or Providence, I’ll always be close to home. Growing up, everyone wants to play in their hometown, especially in Boston, and try to win a Stanley Cup in Boston.”

But Warsofsky also said that he’s not in any rush and that he’s not overlooking his last two seasons with the Terriers.

“I’m excited to get back to BU and finish my career there in a couple years,” he said. “Then we’ll see what the future brings.”

Warsofsky will get a taste of life with the Bruins this summer, though, when he attends their development camp. Of course, he’s already had a full serving of the TD Garden, having played seven games there as a Terrier.

From the FreeP: Coyle taken 28th in NHL draft

By Sam Dykstra/DFP Staff

Boston University men’s hockey incoming freshman Charlie Coyle was selected as the 28th pick in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks on Friday. Coyle, who is expected to fulfill his commitment to the Terriers in the fall, becomes the 10th BU player picked in the first round in the history of the draft, the first since former Terrier Colin Wilson was taken seventh by Nashville in 2008.

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Terriers release 2010-11 schedule

The Boston University men’s hockey team released its 2010-11 schedule Thursday.

Highlighting the schedule will be tournaments to St. Louis (Oct. 8-10) and Chicago (Jan. 1-2), as well as home games against Brown, Harvard and the Swedish U-20 team and an away game at Rensselaer.

The team will open with a home exhibition against the University of Toronto on Oct. 2 before launching their regular-season campaign at the Ice Breaker Tournament in St. Louis, where the team will face Wisconsin Oct. 8 and then either Holy Cross or Notre Dame on Oct. 10.

At the Shillelagh Tournament in Chicago, the team will take on Minnesota State and either Brown or Notre Dame, meaning the team could end up seeing Brown or Notre Dame twice this season.

The full schedule can be found on the bar below and to the right.

From the FreeP: Parker unhappy with several proposed rule changes

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff

Echoing the sentiments of college hockey coaches across the country, Boston University coach Jack Parker is not happy with some of the rule changes proposed by the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee last Friday.

The proposal that has caused the most backlash from coaches and fans is a rule that would allow a shorthanded team to be called for icing. At a coaches convention earlier this year, nearly every coach in the nation was opposed to the change.

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