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Michael Leighton

34-Year-Old Goalie – Chicago Blackhawks

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190   DOB: 5/19/1981   BORN: Petrolia, Ontario   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #165 Overall in 1999   Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Leighton Contract Information:

Re-signed with the Blackhawks a one-year, $575,000 contract in June of 2015.

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Michael Leighton NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2006-07 25 5 2 2 0 0 3.93 14 112 98 .875
2007-08 26 3 1 1 0 0 2.66 7 68 61 .897
2008-09 27 19 6 7 2 0 2.91 50 507 457 .901
2009-10 28 34 17 9 2 1 2.83 85 899 814 .905
2010-11 29 NHL PHI 1 1 0 0 0 4.00 4 36 32 .889
2012-13 31 NHL PHI 1 0 1 0 0 5.08 5 26 21 .808
2014-15 33 AHL ROC 42 22 13 0 5 2.26 90 1124 1034 .920
2015-16 34 AHL ROC 36 23 5 0 4 2.27 78 1025 947 .924

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Michael Leighton
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Michael Leighton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Leighton signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Tuesday, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Leighton, who is considered fourth on the Blackhawks' goalie depth chart, continues to thrive at AHL Rockford, getting his his 14th win Friday by turning aside 22 of the 25 shots on goal by the Texas Stars in the IceHogs' 4-3 overtime win, the team's official website reports.

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Leighton cleared waivers and was sent down to Rockford of the AHL on Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Leighton was waived by the Blackhawks on Saturday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

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Leighton did not entirely help his cause if he wants to beat out Antti Raanta as the Blackhawks' backup goalie as he saved 17 of 19 shots on goal on Thursday in the 3-2 loss to Detroit.

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Leighton will split time with Antti Raanta in goal for Chicago on Thursday in the exhibition game against the Red Wings, CSN Chicago reports.

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Leighton signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Monday, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.

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Leighton has signed a one-year deal with Donbass Donetsk of the KHL, Rob Mixer of NHL.com reports.

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The Blue Jackets have traded Steve Mason to the Flyers in exchange for Leighton and a third-round draft pick, TSN.ca reports.

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Leighton was recalled from AHL Adirondack on Saturday.

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Leighton (finger) was waived by the Flyers on Thursday, CSN Philly reports.

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Leighton is dealing with a possible fracture in the ring finger on his stick hand, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

There was no outlook written for Michael Leighton.

2013-14

Veteran backup goalie Leighton barely played in 2012-13 due to a finger injury and will likely begin the year in the AHL.

2012-13

Leighton saw the majority of starts with Adirondack (AHL) in a three-goalie rotation last year, posting a .918 save percentage on his way to becoming an AHL All-Star. He's the likely candidate to back up Ilya Bryzgalov this season despite no time with the Flyers last year, after re-signing with the organization in July. Leighton is just two years removed from guiding the Flyers within two games of the Stanley Cup.

2011-12

After seeing some time between the pipes in 2009-10, Leighton managed to play in just one regular season game for the Flyers last season due to a back injury that required surgery. More recently, he's added a hip ailment to his injury problems and with Ilya Bryzgalov now in the fold, it would appear that Leighton is in line for another year of sparse work. He's also behind Sergei Bobrovsky on the depth chart, though there have been some rumblings that Bobrovsky could be dealt, clearing the way for Leighton to be the primary backup for Philly. However, the Flyers do have a few more younger netminders in the system that Leighton would have to fight off.

2010-11

Leighton will miss the first month of the season with a bulging disc in his back. It could also set him back in the race to earn starts for the Flyers as one of the other netminders could use that month to establish himself. The Flyers did invest in Leighton with a two-year deal this summer, so he's certainly in the mix, injury or not.

2009-10

Leighton’s workload decreased once head coach Paul Maurice took over for Peter Laviolette in the 2008-09 season. When the season wrapped up, his final stats included a .292 goals against average and .901 save percentage with six wins and seven losses. Cam Ward is the main man stopping pucks in Raleigh, so Leighton will continue to work part-time between the pipes.

2008-09

Of all the players in the Carolina system who aren't established in the NHL, Leighton has the greatest potential for a breakout in 2008-09. That's because he's playing behind Cam Ward, who notoriously slumps several times a year. Leighton will eventually be given a shot to tend the Carolina net, and if he responds with a couple of good games (or if Ward gets hurt), it's eminently foreseeable that Leighton could wrest the No. 1 job away.

2007-08

Leighton will be the presumptive starter at AHL Albany, and will probably be the first callup in the event of an injury to Cam Ward or John Grahame.

2006-07

Leighton figures to spend a lot of time in the AHL this season, until the Ducks decide to part ways with J.S. Giguere or Ilya Bryzgalov. Unless one of the aforementioned netminders suffers an injury, stay away from Leighton on draft day.

2005-06

Leighton was and now is the teams number two goalie. He has shown that he is a good goalie in the minors, but not yet in the NHL, although he did not have much in front of him in 03-04. Leighton was the first Blackhawk goalie to log a shutout in his pro debut.

2004-05