VIDEO: David Clarkson of the Toronto Maple Leafs one-on-one

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The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Maple Leafs fans have been counting down the days until David Clarkson's Blue and White debut even before the ink was dry on his seven-year contract. Clarkson’s bruising style is sure to ingratiate the 29-year-old with Toronto’s faithful and his willingness to give his time to a worthy cause won’t hurt either. And that’s just what he did Thursday night in Toronto.

Clarkson was one of several NHLers who participated in the second annual Smashfest Charity Ping-Pong Challenge, which supports the Katie Moore Foundation and various brain-injury concussion research foundations.

THN’s Ryan Kennedy had the chance to talk to Clarkson at the event about giving his time to the charity, signing in Toronto and more.

REPORTER: Ryan Kennedy | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper