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MICHAEL LEIGHTON  Canada
a.k.a. "Mike Leighton"
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BIRTHYEAR 1981-05-19 BIRTHPLACEPetrolia, ON, CAN
AGE 33 NATION Canada
POSITION G CATCHES L
HEIGHT 191 cm / 6'3" WEIGHT 86 kg / 190 lbs
CONTRACT 14/15
NHL DRAFT 1999 round 6 #165 overall by Chicago Blackhawks



© Photo: Andrey Basevich

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 Season Team League GP
GAA
SVS%       Postseason GP
GAA
SVS% 
 1996-97 Petrolia Jets WOHL16 3.66 .887 |       
 1997-98 Petrolia Jets WOHL30 3.30 - |       
 1998-99 Windsor Spitfires OHL28 4.84 .867 | Playoffs3 7.43 .884 
 1999-00 Windsor Spitfires OHL42 3.12 .889 | Playoffs12 3.11 .922 
 2000-01 Windsor Spitfires OHL54 2.73 .910 | Playoffs9 3.12 .914 
 2001-02 Norfolk Admirals AHL52 2.14 .920 | Playoffs4 2.02 .927 
 2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL8 2.82 .913 |       
  Norfolk Admirals AHL36 2.50 .912 | Playoffs4 1.75 .931 
 2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL35 2.99 .900 |       
  Norfolk Admirals AHL18 1.83 .926 | Playoffs4 0.57 .978 
 2004-05 Norfolk Admirals AHL41 2.02 .921 |       
 2005-06 Rochester Americans AHL40 3.21 .887 |       
 2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL1 6.00 .800 |       
  Portland Pirates AHL16 2.31 .910 |       
  Philadelphia Flyers NHL4 3.70 .882 |       
  Philadelphia Phantoms AHL5 1.56 .948 |       
  Montréal Canadiens NHL0 - - |       
 2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL3 2.66 .897 |       
  Albany River Rats AHL58 2.10 .931 | Playoffs7 1.18 .968 
 2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL19 2.92 .901 |       
 2009-10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL7 4.29 .848 |       
  Philadelphia Flyers NHL27 2.49 .918 | Playoffs14 2.46 .916 
 2010-11 Philadelphia Flyers NHL1 4.00 .889 | Playoffs2 3.43 .862 
  Adirondack Phantoms AHL30 2.22 .926 |       
 2011-12 Adirondack Phantoms AHL56 2.58 .918 |       
 2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL1 5.08 .808 |       
  Adirondack Phantoms AHL2 2.02 .933 |       
  Columbus Blue Jackets NHL0 - - |       
 2013-14 Donbass Donetsk KHL42 1.74 .933 | Playoffs8 2.57 .908 
 2014-15 Rockford IceHogs AHL41 2.26 .920 |       
 
 Tournament Statistics
 2013-14 Donbass Donetsk Continental Cup2 2.77 .903 |       




CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Season Awards by season
2001-2002 AHL All-Rookie Team
  AHL Goaltender of the Month (October)
2007-2008 AHL All-Star Game
  AHL Best Goaltender (Baz Bastien Memorial Award)
  AHL First All-Star Team
  AHL Player of the Week (Oct. 28)
 Awards by league
- AHL All-Rookie Team 01/02
- AHL All-Star Game 07/08
- AHL Best Goaltender (Baz Bastien Memorial Award) 07/08
- AHL First All-Star Team 07/08
- AHL Goaltender of the Month 01/02
- AHL Player of the Week 07/08



TRANSACTIONS
Date Status From To  
10/05/2014 Up/Down Chicago Blackhawks Rockford IceHogs Reassigned 
08/18/2014 Confirmed HK Sochi Chicago Blackhawks 1 year 
07/28/2014 Confirmed HK Sochi Unknown Due to injury 
05/27/2014 Confirmed Donbass Donetsk HK Sochi
08/19/2013 Confirmed Columbus Blue Jackets Donbass Donetsk
04/03/2013 Confirmed Philadelphia Flyers Columbus Blue Jackets Traded 
03/09/2013 Up/Down Adirondack Phantoms Philadelphia Flyers Recalled 
03/01/2013 Up/Down Philadelphia Flyers Adirondack Phantoms Reassigned 
07/01/2012 Extension Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 1 year 
04/07/2011 Up/Down Adirondack Phantoms Philadelphia Flyers Cleared waivers, and recalled 
01/05/2011 Up/Down Philadelphia Flyers Adirondack Phantoms Reassigned 
12/15/2010 Up/Down Adirondack Phantoms Philadelphia Flyers Recall; reactivated from AHL conditioning 
12/06/2010 Up/Down Philadelphia Flyers Adirondack Phantoms Conditioning rehab extended for 2 more game 
11/30/2010 Up/Down Philadelphia Flyers Adirondack Phantoms Conditioning, after injury 
06/30/2010 Extension Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 2 years 
12/15/2009 Confirmed Carolina Hurricanes Philadelphia Flyers Waivers 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 1998, round 3 #56 overall by Windsor Spitfires in the OHL Priority Selection
 
Career transactions
- 2013-08-19 • Signed by Donbass Donetsk
- 2013-04-03 • Traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 2015 3rd round pick for Steve Mason
- 2012-07-01 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2010-06-30 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2009-12-15 • Claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2008-06-11 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Carolina Hurricanes
- 2007-07-27 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Carolina Hurricanes
- 2007-06-23 • Traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2007 7th round pick (Scott Kishel)
- 2007-02-27 • Claimed off waivers by the Montreal Canadiens
- 2007-01-11 • Claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2006-11-27 • Claimed off waivers by the Nashville Predators
- 2006-07-13 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Anaheim Ducks
- 2005-10-04 • Traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Milan Bartovic
- 2004-09-15 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Chicago Blackhawks