David Leggio

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David Leggio
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Born (1984-07-31) July 31, 1984 (age 30)
Williamsville, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Islanders
TPS
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

David Leggio (born July 31, 1984) is a professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing within the New York Islanders organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Leggio played for four years at Clarkson University, where he amassed a record of 59–29–12 with a .922 save percentage and allowed an average of 2.3 goals per game. In his college career, he had 8 shutouts.[1] At Clarkson, Leggio helped Clarkson win the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament championship in 2007 and the Eastern College Athletic Conference regular season title in 2008.

Leggio's pro career began with an amateur tryout with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League at the end of the 2007–08 season, but for the 2008–09 season, he found himself with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, sharing goaltending duties with Anton Khudobin on the way to winning the Brabham Cup as regular-season champions.

Leggio moved to Finland in 2009–10 to play for TPS in the top Finnish league, the SM-liiga. Leggio played in 30 games in his season in Finland. He also played in 7 of TPS's playoff games, leading the league in postseason goals against average at 1.57 and helping TPS to the league title.[2]

On August 8, 2010, Leggio returned to the United States, signing as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. Three months later, the Buffalo Sabres, the NHL team with which Portland is affiliated, converted Leggio's AHL contract to an NHL two-way contract, but kept Leggio in Portland.[3] In 2010–11, he played 36 regular-season games for Portland and 9 in the postseason. Leggio was re-signed to the Sabres organization in June 2011, where he was assigned to the Rochester Americans (Buffalo changed minor-league affiliations from Portland to Rochester in 2011). Leggio saw action in 54 games for Rochester in the 2011–12 season, winning a career-high 28, but he went 0-3 in the postseason. Similarly, he saw 64 games for the Americans in the 2012–13 season, again winning a new career-high of 38, but also going 0-2 in the postseason.

On July 8, 2013, Leggio signed a one-year, two way contract with the Washington Capitals organization.[4] He spent the duration of the 2013–14 season with the Capitals AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears.

On July 1, 2014, Leggio continued his journeyman career in signing a one-year two-way contract with the New York Islanders.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004–05 Clarkson University ECAC 5 2 1 0 182 9 0 2.97 .908
2005–06 Clarkson University ECAC 23 11 9 3 1446 62 1 2.57 .913
2006–07 Clarkson University ECAC 37 24 7 5 2167 78 2 2.16 .930
2007–08 Clarkson University ECAC 38 22 12 4 2211 81 5 2.20 .920
2007–08 Binghamton Senators AHL 1 0 1 0 30 2 0 4.06 .778
2008–09 Florida Everblades ECHL 39 27 7 3 2284 86 4 2.26 .916 11 6 5 734 30 0 2.45 .885
2008–09 Albany River Rats AHL 1 0 1 0 60 7 0 7.00 .788
2009–10 TPS SM-l 30 12 13 3 1598 78 1 2.93 .901 7 5 2 419 11 1 1.58 .942
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 36 22 12 0 1993 93 3 2.80 .911 9 5 4 510 27 0 3.18 .900
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 54 28 24 2 3243 142 2 2.63 .917 3 0 3 175 11 0 3.76 .876
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 64 38 24 1 3799 162 4 2.56 .924 2 0 2 125 8 0 3.84 .830
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 45 23 18 3 2688 118 2 2.63 .913
AHL totals 201 111 80 6 11814 524 11 2.66 .917 14 5 9 610 46 0 3.41 .887
SM-l totals 30 12 13 3 1598 78 1 2.93 .901 7 5 2 419 11 1 1.58 .942

Awards and honors[edit]

Season Award
2006–07 NCAA (ECAC) Champion
NCAA (ECAC) Clarkson Team MVP
All-ECAC Hockey First Team
NCAA (ECAC) Goaltender of the Year
2007–08 NCAA (ECAC) Knight Club Award
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team
2008-09 ECHL Goaltender of the Month (January)
ECHL Goaltender Of The Week (01/12-01/18)
2009-10 SM-liiga Champion
2012-13 AHL Goalie of the Month (March)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Busch, Angela (September 4, 2008). "Goalie question answered?". Naples Daily News. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "American aid to Finnish championship". USA Today. AP. April 28, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sabres sign goaltender Leggio for Portland". mainehockeyjournal.com. 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Caps sign Strachan, Leggio and Watkins to one-year deal". The Sports Network. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Islanders sign three to two-way deals". National Hockey League. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mark DeKanich
Ken Dryden Award
2006–07
Succeeded by
Kyle Richter