The Sabres made another roster move today with the resigning of Rochester Americans goaltender David Leggio. The contract is a one year deal for the Williamsville native who has been in the Sabres organization for two seasons, one with Portland and one with Rochester.
Last season was Leggio’s first stint as the Sabres starting AHL goaltender, playing in 57 games for the Amerks. He went 28-24-2 on the season with a 2.63 GAA and a .917 save percentage. The previous season he served as the backup in Portland to Jhonas Enroth.
Leggio played four seasons at Clarkson and was not drafted. After college Leggio played one season in the ECHL before heading over to Europe. With TPS Turku he won the Finnish league title, which earned him a shot back in North America.
The Sabres have two other AHL goaltenders, both getting ready for their first full professional season. Connor Knapp just completed a successful career at Miami of Ohio. The 6’5” goaltender has showed a ton of promise for a former 6th round pick. Nathan Lieuwen was also a 6th round pick, selected in the 2011 draft, and played for the Kootenay Ice of the WHL. In 2011 he helped lead the Ice to a Memorial Cup appearance. He played 5 seasons in the WHL posting a 85-59-8-7 record with the Ice.