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Exploring David Clarkson's Toronto roots

Rugged Toronto Maple Leafs winger David Clarkson just returned to the Leafs lineup Friday night and he's also returned to his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. He joined Hockey Night in Canada's Andi Petrillo for a tour of his favourite haunts.

Rugged winger grew up as a Leafs fan

David Clarkson was a Maple Leafs fan growing up, and now he's got a chance to play for his hometown team. 

The rugged Toronto native — and the Leafs' biggest off-season acquisition — showed Hockey Night in Canada's Andi Petrillo in an exclusive interview around his favourite haunts growing up and talked about what they meant to him as a kid. 

Clarkson suited up for his first regular-season game as a member of the Blue & White on Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets after just serving a 10-game suspension.

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