Vladimir Sobotka Sent to St. Louis for Unsigned BU Defenseman

Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired unsigned draft choice David Warsofsky from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Vladimir Sobotka.

The 20-year-old Warsofsky is currently a junior defenseman at Boston University and a native of Marshfield, Massachusetts. He has played in 79 career games during his first two years with the Terriers, registering 15 goals and 31 assists for 46 points and 75 penalty minutes. Last season, he played in 34 games and scored a career high 12 goals while tying his career high with 23 points. He has scored 23 points in each of his first two collegiate seasons, registering 3-20=23 totals during his freshman campaign. Warsofsky also played for the United States National Development team in 2007-2008, recording 4-2=6 totals while skating in 15 games.

The 5'9", 170-pound defenseman was originally drafted 95th overall in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by St. Louis.

The 22-year-old Sobotka completed his third NHL season in 2009-10, all with the Bruins. He posted career highs in goals, points and games played last season and matched a career high in assists, registering 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points in 61 games. He also appeared in 6 games for the Providence Bruins, also finishing with 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points. For his NHL career, Sobotka has skated in 134 games with six goals and 16 assists.

The 5'10", 183-pound native of Tredic, Czech Republic was selected by Boston 106th overall in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He had spent his entire career within the Bruins organization.