Avalanche Signs Agozzino, Warsofsky, Cannata
DENVER (July 1)– The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Andrew Agozzino and defenseman David Warsofsky to two-year contracts through the 2018-19 seasonand goaltender Joe Cannata to a one-year deal for the 2017-18 campaign.
This will be the second stint with the Avalanche for Agozzino. The 26-year-old was with the organization from 2012-16, collecting 194 points (79g/115a) in 266 combined games with the club’s American Hockey League affiliates, the then-Lake Erie Monsters and the San Antonio Rampage. He spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Chicago Wolves, finishing with 54 points (18g/36a) in 71 outings.
Agozzino made his NHL debut with the Avalanche on Nov. 22, 2014, against the Carolina Hurricanes and picked up an assist. He has skated in 10 NHL games with Colorado, registering three assists.
An undrafted free agent, the 5-foot-10, 187-pound left wing signed with the Monsters for the 2012-13 campaign, and after recording 52 points (20g/32a) in 76 games, earned a contract with Colorado in March 2013. He was named a starter for the Western Conference at the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic.
A Kleinburg, Ontario, native, Agozzino played five seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara IceDogs from 2007-12. He served as captain for three campaigns (2009-12) and totaled 306 points (159g/147a) in 318 career OHL contests, all with Niagara.
Cannata, 27, spent most of the 2016-17 season with the Hershey Bears (AHL) before being acquired by the Avalanche on March 1. He was 11-5-3 in 22 games with Hershey, posting a 3.22 goals against average and a .876 save percentage, and in six contests with the San Antonio Rampage, went 2-3-0 with a 3.60 goals against average and a .872 save percentage.
Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Cannata has a 54-41-8 record in 116 career AHL games, posting a 2.75 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. A Wakefield, Mass. native, he played four seasons at Merrimack College from 2008-12.
Warsofsky, 27, spent the majority of the 2016-17 campaign with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, where he led all team defensemen with 47 points (16g/31a) in 58 contests, all career highs. He also skated in seven games with Pittsburgh, notching one assist. A fourth-round pick (95th overall) of the St. Louis Blues in the 2008 NHL Draft, Warsofsky has skated in 39 career NHL games with Boston, Pittsburgh and New Jersey, tallying six points (2g/4a). The Marshfield, Mass., native has totaled 148 points (36g/112a) in 305 AHL contests with the Providence Bruins and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound blueliner played three seasons at Boston University from 2008-11, accumulating 68 points (22g/46a) in 113 outings. He served as an alternate captain as a junior during the 2010-11 campaign and was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team.
Internationally, Warsofsky was part of Team USA’s gold medal-winning team at the 2010 World Junior Championship and represented his nation at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.