Clarkson has four former players competing in the American Hockey League as the 2012-13 season begins: goalie David Leggio (Rochester), forwards Steve Zalewski (Albany) and Brandon DeFazio (Bridgeport) and defenseman Mark Borowiecki (Ottawa).
David Leggio: 4-2, 3.48 GAA, .902 save percentage
Brandon DeFazio: 3 games 2 goals-1 assist—3 points
Mark Borowiecki: 5 1-1—2
Steve Zalewski: 3 0-0—0
Leggio Returns Home
In his second year with Rochester, which is the top farm club of the Buffalo Sabres, Leggio has become a starter this season and got the chance to play in Buffalo on Tuesday night and made 36 saves to lead Rochester to a 3-1 win over Hamilton.
Leggio also was part of some preseason fun, helping deliver season tickets to Rochester fans:
Zalewski the Veteran
Zalewski has been with the Albany Devils since midway through the 2010-11 season and how has found himself as a veteran on the squad, despite being in only his fifth season of pro hockey:
Boro the Bruiser
Borowiecki managed to score a goal and pick up 27 minutes of penalties recently against the Syracuse Crunch. Here's how he earned most of the penalty minutes:
After being part of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, DeFazio is now with the Islanders organization and playing in Bridgeport, Conn. He has already scored two goals for his new team: