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Michael Leighton
Michael Leighton
Goaltender
(LAY-tohn)
Number: 49
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 186
Catches: Left
Born: May 19, 1981  (Age 33)
Birthplace: Petrolia, ON, Canada
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Acquired: Acquired from Montreal in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, June 23, 2007
Drafted: CHI / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (165th overall)

Career: Recorded 3 shutouts and allowed only 7 goals total in 2010 Eastern Conference Finals in 4-1 series win for PHI vs. MTL… Has appeared in 354 career AHL games (171-144-29 overall record) with Adirondack, Albany, Philadelphia, Portland, Rochester & Norfolk… Named an AHL 1st Team All-Star and won the Baz Bastien Memorial Trophy as league’s Top Goaltender in 2007-08 after going 28-25-4 (2.10 GAA, .931 SV%) with Albany… Named to AHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2001-02 after going 27-16-0 (2.14 GAA, .920 SV%) with Norfolk…  Became 1st goalie in CHI history to record a shutout in his NHL debut on 1/8/03 vs. PHX (31 saves, 0-0 tie)... Earned 1st NHL win (w/CHI) on 4/3/03 at STL (41 saves, 6-4 W)... Spent 3 seasons (1998-2001) in OHL with Windsor, winning 53 of his 100 decisions (3.30 SV%, .893 SV%).

2012-13: Appeared in 2 games with Adirondack (AHL), going 1-1-0 with a 2.02 GAA and a.933 SV%.

2011-12: Went 28-26-1 (2.58 GAA, .918 SV%) with 2 shutouts in 56 appearances with Adirondack (AHL).



2009 PLAYOFF TOTALS: 0 gp, 0.00 gaa (0 min., 0 ga), 0-0, 0 so
HURRICANES/NHL PLAYOFF TOTALS: 0 gp, 0.00 gaa (0 min., 0 ga), 0-0, 0 so

2008-09 PLAYOFFS:
* Served as backup and did not play for 18 games (4/15-5/26) during the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs

2008-09 REGULAR SEASON TOTALS: 19 gp, 2.92 gaa (1029 min., 50 ga), 6-7-2, 0 so

2008-09 REGULAR SEASON:
* Matched his career high for wins in a season (6)
* Served as backup to Cam Ward and did not play in 63 games

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