Defenseman Agrees to One-Year Contract with Boston

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, the 2008-09 Atlantic Division champions of the American Hockey League, announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Andy Wozniewski to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Wozniewski, 28, split the 2008-09 season between the AHL's Peoria Rivermen and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The blue-liner began the year with Peoria, appearing in 56 games while registering 17 points (g, 16a) and 56 penalty minutes. Wozniewski was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Danny Richmond on March 4 and subsequently finished the year with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, where he tallied four points (2g, 2a) and 26 PIM in 18 regular season games, along with two points (g, a) in six postseason contests. The native of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, also appeared in one NHL game for St. Louis, going scoreless in 6:44 of ice-time at the Columbus Blue Jackets on February 3. Overall in 2008-09, Wozniewski suited up for 75 games and scored 21 points, including three goals and a career-high 18 assists. He also set a personal-best with 82 PIM.

In his six-year career, Woznieski has appeared in 251 professional games, totaling 74 points (17g, 57a) and 259 PIM. He has enjoyed several NHL stints, playing 77 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis, while amassing 12 points (2g, 10a) and 81 PIM. In 2007-08, Wozniewski dressed for a career-high 48 NHL games for Toronto, posting nine points (2g, 7a).

Prior to turning pro in 2003-4 with the St. John's Maple Leafs, Wozniewski played at the college ranks for four seasons, the first for the UMass-Lowell River Hawks and the final three with the University of Wisconsin Badgers. His NCAA career finished with 40 points (11g, 29a) and 213 PIM in 133 contests.

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