Michael Leighton 49 | Goaltender

Chicago Blackhawks

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Fri. Sep 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: 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. Impact: Leighton will need to show more if he wants the backup spot. He is more than likely ticketed to be the starting goalie for Rockford of the AHL. Leighton will probably be in goal on Sunday against Edmonton.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 24, 2014
News: Leighton will split time with Antti Raanta in goal for Chicago on Thursday in the exhibition game against the Red Wings, CSN Chicago reports. Impact: Leighton, who was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in 1999, re-signed with the club during the summer after stints with several teams in the US and the KHL. Ironically, he was in goal for the Flyers and gave up the game-winning goal to Patrick Kane that handed the Blackhawks the 2010 Stanley Cup. Leighton is expected to start at Rockford of the AHL, but could get time with the Blackhawks if Raanta or Corey Crawford are injured.(RotoWire, )
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 186  Age: 33
Born: 5/19/1981, Petrolia, Ontario
Shoots: left
Drafted: 1999 - Rd 6
(165th overall by the Blackhawks)
Injury Status
No Current Injury