Bidding to become the next former Clarkson University Hockey standout to reach the National Hockey League, David Leggio has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.
Leggio, who established himself as one of the best goaltenders in the Golden Knights' illustrious history, played for the Green and Gold from 2004-2008.
Last season, the Williamsville, NY native earned MVP accolades for the Buffalo Sabres affiliate in the AHL, the Rochester Americans. This was the second straight year he gained the prestigious honor. He led the league in wins and games played in 2012-13, ranked tied for fourth in the AHL in save percentage and 19th in goals-against average. Leggio set career-best marks last season in games played, wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts.
Leggio's teammate at Clarkson, defenseman Grant Clitsome recently agreed to a three-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets. Clitsome, who skated for the Knights from 2004-08, has played in 149 career NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg.