MICHAEL LEIGHTON RUMORS

Leighton on verge of breaking Bower's AHL shutout record

Most hockey fans remember Michael Leighton as the goaltender who gave up Patrick Kane's Stanley Cup-winning goal in 2010. Now he's one shutout away from a much more favorable place in history. Leighton is on the verge of breaking the all-time American Hockey League shutout record that Hockey Hall of Famer Johnny Bower has held since 1957. The Rockford (Illinois) IceHogs goalie...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Leighton, Central Division All-Stars capture 1st AHL All-Star Challenge

On Monday Night, the American Hockey League held their first All-Star Challenge, in Syracuse, NY. Unlike your typical All-Star format where it's opposing conferences, this event mirrored the NHL's event from Sunday in Nashville. Each of the league's four divisions -- the North, Atlantic, Pacific and Central -- each fielded their own team, consisting of 11 skaters and two...
Via Flyerdelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hartman, Leighton Named AHL All-Stars

On Thursday, the AHL named Rockford IceHogs forward Ryan Hartman and goaltender Michael Leighton as members of the Western Conference AHL All-Star Team at the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic. Hartman, 21, is the IceHogs leader with 10 goals The West Dundee, Ill. native was the Blackhawks’ first round pick (30th overall) in the 2013 NHL […] The post Hartman, Leighton Named AHL All-Stars...
Via Committed Indians
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton To 1-Year Extension

On Tuesday morning, the Blackhawks announced a one-year extension with Rockford netminder Michael Leighton. Last season with the IceHogs, Leighton was 22-13-4 with a 2.26 goals against average and .920 save percentage. The post Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton To 1-Year Extension appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: Another look at roster options

With the recent cuts made by Stan Bowman, it seems nearly impossible to predict what moves he has up his sleeve to get the Chicago Blackhawks salary cap compliant. Recently, he assigned a number of players, including Joakim Nordstrom and Adam Clendening, to the Rockford Icehogs. This doesn’t leave many more possibilities for a surprise player to be named to the team. However, with...
Via isportsweb.com
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks roster preview: Defensemen and Goalies

With training camp and the training camp festival in the books, the Chicago Blackhawks are shifting their focus towards their preseason games. That’s where the next segment of the roster preview continues as I look into the defensemen and goalies looking to make the 2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks roster. Defensemen When it comes to the defensive side of the game, everything seems...
Via isportsweb.com
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Leighton’s Role With the Blackhawks

#166739672 / gettyimages.com It’s true; Michael Leighton makes his return into North American hockey with the very team that drafted him, traded him, and shot down his one real chance to win the Stanley Cup, the Chicago Blackhawks. They signed the 33-year old veteran to a two-way, one-year deal worth $550,000, in an effort to bolster their goaltending, their most shallow position...
Via TopSportsReport
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Signing of Leighton Raises Questions For Blackhawks

The signing of veteran goaltender Michael Leighton may have been a head-scratcher for most Chicago Blackhawk fans but there really shouldn’t be a problem or concern with adding a veteran goalie. Leighton, 33, spent last season with the KHL’s Donbass Donetsk but has spent time with the Hawks, Predators, Flyers, and Hurricanes in his first stint in the NHL. With the Blackhawks...
Via Beyond The Benches
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Blackhawks Sign G Michael Leighton

Breaking: According to NHL.com the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Goaltender Michael Leighton. The financial terms of the deal were not yet announced. Leighton, 33, was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the 6th round (No. 165) of the 1999 entry draft, and played parts of two seasons with them (2002-2004). He was also the goalie that Patrick...
Via Sports Mockery
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton

On Monday morning, the Blackhawks announced the team has signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract. Last season, Leighton posted a .933 save percentage in 42 games with Donbass in the KHL. He last appeared in the NHL with … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Sign Michael Leighton appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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