Metropolitan Division RANK: 8
Record: 1-2-0 NHL rank: 26

Michael Leighton 32

  • Status: In the minors
  • Height: 6'3
  • Weight: 186 lbs.
  • Catches: L
  • Experience: 9 years
  • Birthdate: May 19, 1981
  • Birthplace: Petrolia, Ont.
  • Drafted: Drafted by Chicago in 1999 (6/165).
  • Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
Season stats
  • Team Hurricanes

Scouting Report

Has good size and excellent fundamentals for the goaltending position. Displays an exemplary work ethic, especially at lower levels (where he dominates). Is a true battler in the crease area.
Tends to get beaten when forced to move quickly from side to side. Durability remains an issue with him. Is also inconsistent at the National Hockey League level, despite plenty of chances.
Career Potential:
Veteran depth goaltender.

Career Honors & Awards

League Honor Description
AHL Baz Bastien Memorial Trophy 2007-08
AHL First All-Star Team 2007-08
AHL All-Rookie Team 2001-02