Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
The area officially has another professional athlete.
Wednesday afternoon former Johnson city high school standout Jerry D'Amigo signed a 3-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
His rise up the prospect ladder came after a stellar run with the United States World Junior Championship Team.
He led that team to a gold medal by scoring 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) to rank second in the tournament and on the team.
He was first on the U.S. in goals and third in assists.
He also had 10 goals and 24 assists with RPI, and was looking forward to his sophomore season, but this was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
Jerry says, " You know they gave me the opportunity to do that, and now i'm sitting pretty good. But I have to work harder. This isn't something I can just coast through. Few guys make it to this level after signing and I have to work harder the rest of the summer, and at camp too."
D'Amigo says he'll stay home for a little longer before heading to Toronto to work out with the team.
Rookie camp opens for the Leafs on September 11th.