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Michael Leighton
Michael Leighton
Goaltender  - CHI
Number: 49
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 186
Catches: Left
Born: May 19, 1981  (Age 35)
Birthplace: Petrolia, ON, Canada
Drafted: CHI / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (165th overall)
PLAYOFF CAREER HIGHS Shots Faced: 41 - June 9, 2010 vs. CHI Saves: 37 - June 9, 2010 vs. CHI Goals Allowed: 5 - 2x, last on May 29, 2010 at CHI Shutouts: 3 Win Streak: 4 - May 12-18, 2010 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON: Saw his first NHL action since Jan. 27, 2013 on March 23 vs. DAL ... Recalled on March 17 from Rockford ... Posted a 28-8-8 record in 46 starts with Rockford ... Set the AHL record for career shutouts (46) on March 5 with Rockford. CAREER: Has 35 wins (35-41-14), a 2.97 GAA, a .901 SV% and four shutouts in 105 career NHL regular-season games over parts of eight seasons with the Blackhawks (2002-04), Nashville (2006-07), Philadelphia (2006-07; 2009-13) and Carolina (2007-09) ... Owns an 8-4 record in 16 Stanley Cup Playoffs games and holds the NHL record for most shutouts in a postseason series (3 vs. MTL in 2010 Eastern Conference Final) ... Became the first Blackhawks goalie to record a shutout in his NHL debut (Jan. 8, 2003 vs. ARI).

AHL All-Rookie Team (2002) AHL First All-Star Team (2008) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (AHL Outstanding Goaltender) (2008) Traded to Buffalo by Chicago for Milan Bartovic, October 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 13, 2006. Claimed on waivers by Nashville from Anaheim, November 27, 2006. Claimed on waivers by Philadelphia from Nashville, January 11, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from Philadelphia, February 27, 2007. Traded to Carolina by Montreal for Carolina's 7th round choice (Scott Kishel) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 23, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Philadelphia from Carolina, December 15, 2009. Traded to Columbus by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Martins Dzierkals) in 2015 Entry Draft for Steve Mason, April 3, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Donetsk (KHL), August 19, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 18, 2014.