Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cissé picked by Thrashers; Bruins acquire Warsofsky rights

2010 recruit Yasin Cissé was selected by Atlanta in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL draft. The 6-3. 210 right wing, who has been recovering from a severed ankle tendon that cut short his season with Des Moines, is one of nine incoming Hockey East freshmen chosen in the draft, along with BU recruit Charlie Coyle, picked by San Jose in the first round, #28 overall.

Junior defenseman David Warsofsky’s draft rights were traded to the Bruins during the draft proceedings. Warsofsky (photo), who will be the Terriers assistant captain next season, was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by St. Louis. He scored 23 points in each of his two seasons on the BU blueline. Said Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli:

“He sees the ice. He moves the puck. He’s almost 190 pounds. We see him a lot. We like him.’’
WTBU Sports

Boston University sports psychologist Dr. Len Zaichkowsky is working with the Vancouver Canucks to help assess the aptitude of draft prospects for development.

Looking back
There have been reports that Chris Bourque, MVP of the 2010 Calder Cup playoffs, has signed with the Russian KHL, but the former Terrier told "It’s not official," Bourque said. "I’m talking to them.

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