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USA Hockey tabs Williamsville's Leggio for Olympic team

David Leggio is going to the Olympics.

USA Hockey has named the Williamsville goaltender to its 2018 Olympic team. The 33-year-old spent three seasons in the Buffalo Sabres' organization, playing for the minor-league clubs in Portland and Rochester from 2010 to 2013.

The United States named most of its roster on New Year's Day, but it kept openings for two goaltenders. It tabbed Leggio to fill one of them Thursday. He'll compete in South Korea next month.

The goalie is playing his third season for Munich of the German elite league. He led the squad to a championship in 2016, and he's 13-7 with a .910 save percentage this season.

Leggio has previously represented Team USA. He was on the world championship teams in 2010 and 2014. He also played for the United States at the Deutschland Cup in 2009 and 2017.

"We've got a guy that, No. 1, has been a great teammate everywhere he's been, but also a very steady, consistent performer," U.S. General Manager Jim Johannson said on a conference call. "He's a guy that has accepted whatever the role has been, but anytime he's gotten an opportunity to play he's kept his teams in games."

Team USA selected goaltender Ryan Zapolski, who plays in the Kontinental Hockey League, during its initial announcement. It named Brandon Maxwell, who plays in the Czech Republic, with Leggio.

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