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Penguins sign depth players Warsofsky, Agozzino


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The Penguins signed defenseman David Warsofsky and forward Andrew Agozzino to two-year, two-way contracts, each worth $700,000 at the NHL level, general manager Jim Rutherford announced on Monday.

Warsofsky, 29, is in his third stint with the organization. He first signed with the Penguins in 2015 and played 12 games with Pittsburgh and 17 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton before being claimed off waivers by the Devils. Warsofsky re-signed with the Penguins the following summer and played seven games in Pittsburgh and 58 with Wilkes-Barre, scoring 16 goals and 31 assists to finish No. 2 on the AHL team in scoring.

Warsofsky spent the past two seasons in the Avalanche organization. He played 16 games with the Avalanche in 2017-18, recording five assists. He spent the remainder of the season in the AHL, scoring four goals and 16 assists in 47 games. He spent all of last season in the AHL as an alternate captain for the Colorado Eagles and led all Eagles defensemen in scoring, with five goals and 27 assists in 51 games.

Warsofsky is a left-handed shot and stands at 5-feet-9, 170 pounds.

Agozzino, 28, also spent last season in the Avalanche organization. He played 11 games in the NHL, scoring one goal and one assist. He led the Eagles in scoring with 26 goals and 34 assists in 56 games. He also served as an alternate captain.

Agozzino is a left-handed shot, and measures 5-feet-10, 187 pounds.

"David and Andrew are two guys that are going to provide great depth for our organization," said Bill Guerin. "They are both leaders that can help mentor some of our younger players. If there are injuries or trades, you need guys like David and Andrew, who have both NHL and AHL experience, to be able to come in and contribute. We're lucky to get two guys with great experience in this role, and expect both of them to push to make the NHL roster out of training camp."

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