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Williamsville's Leggio to play for USA Hockey at world championships

By John Vogl

David Leggio, the Williamsville native who spent three years in the Sabres' organization, will represent the United States at the world championships this month.

The 29-year-old is one of three goaltenders on the U.S. roster, which was finalized today. Leggio will head to Belarus along with Tim Thomas of the Dallas Stars and UMass Lowell college goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

Leggio played for the Sabres' minor-league teams in Portland and Rochester from 2010 to 2013. This season, he went 23-18-3 with a 2.63 goals-against average and .913 save percentage for the Hershey Bears, the AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals.

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe was previously announced as a member of the U.S. team, which begins play next Friday. Lancaster native Tim Macre, who is an athletic trainer for the Sabres, will hold the same role for USA Hockey. Former Buffalo assistant coach Joe Sacco is an assistant for the United States.

The full roster is here.


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