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MICHAEL LEIGHTON RUMORS

Hurricanes bring back G Leighton on 1-year, 2-way deal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes are bringing back veteran goalie Michael Leighton. General manager Ron Francis said Wednesday that Leighton and the team have agreed on a one-year, two-way contract that will pay the goalie $700,000 at the NHL level or $250,000 in the minor leagues. Leighton, 35, spent parts of three seasons with the Hurricanes from 2007-09 and was 8...
Via Associated Press
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Crawford Hurt, Leighton Recalled

Corey Crawford is banged up so Michael Leighton will join the team in Winnipeg. The post Crawford Hurt, Leighton Recalled appeared first on Committed Indians.
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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
February 04, 2016  |  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
February 02, 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.
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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...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks sign goalie Michael Leighton to 1-year deal

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract. The 33-year-old Leighton provides some organizational depth behind starter Corey Crawford and backup Antti Raanta. Barring injury, he could spend much of the year with Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford. Leighton was drafted by Chicago in the sixth round of the 1999 draft and made his...
Via Associated Press
August 18, 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.
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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