Watching this years 24/7 on the treadmill ( it make the cardio so much easier... ), They mentioned Rangers captain Ryan Callahan was a Rochester native. He then scored that ridiculous goal against Jonas Enroth... I can't find it on YouTube, but you probably know the one...
Anyway, it got me thinking. Pat Kaleta is a local boy, and a bit of a hero for it ( so I'm told ), What other local guys ( Buffalo/Rochester area. Is Syracuse considered local there...? ) would you like to see suit up for the Sabres.
I've had a bit of a gush about Pat Kane before, so he's at the pointy end of my admittedly short list.
Callahan, despite seeming like just a bit of a douche ( in the very staged interview sections of 24/7 at least ) seems like the kind of player I could be happy with on the ice for my team.
Dustin Brown just won a cup... He's from Ithica, does that count?
The other Foligno Brother is a pretty solid player, and every one loves seeing brothers play on the same team.
That's all the "locals" I know of...