Michael Leighton

#49 G / Tampa Bay Lightning / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 186 lb Age: 36 College: None

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  • Leighton allowed two goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 preseason defeat to Carolina. The 36-year-old Leighton played the entirety of the contest against one of his many former teams. A career journeyman, Leighton was great with AHL Charlotte last season, posting a 2.17 GAA and .921 save percentage, and he should be a good depth option in the event that NHL goalies Andrei Vasilevskiy or Peter Budaj get hurt.

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  • Leighton will patrol the blue paint versus the Hurricanes on Tuesday, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports. Leighton is unlikely to dethrone Peter Budaj from the No. 2 role in Tampa Bay, with AHL Syracuse his probable landing spot for 2017-18. Even though it's only a preseason contest, the 36-year-old Leighton should be motivated to perform well against his former club.

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  • Leighton signed a a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Saturday. Leighton is now 36 and his best is behind him. He did see action in four games with the Canes last season, going 2-2-0-0 with a 3.43 GAA and .870 save percentage. Leighton spent most of last season with the AHL Charolette Checkers and went 11-7-3 in 23 games. He recorded a 2.17 GAA and .921 save percentage.

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  • Leighton -- a depth goalie for Hurricanes affiliate AHL Charlotte -- will undergo surgery as the result of an undisclosed injury that will keep him shelved for 4-to-6 weeks. As noted in this latest report, Leighton had been dominant in the minors this season, fashioning a 2.17 GAA over 23 games -- tied for fourth in the league. Tom McCollum was loaned from Calgary's system at the AHL trade deadline and will serve as the replacement.

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  • Leighton was assigned to AHL Charlotte on Thursday. The 35-year-old has only played in four games this year, allowing 12 goals on 92 shots, so he hasn't been great in his limited action. He has a .918 save percentage and 2.32 GAA in the AHL though, so he has been solid in the minors, where he will likely stay unless the Hurricanes need goalie depth again.

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Rank Among Leaders

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1 Alex Nedeljkovic G | CAR 2
2 Craig Anderson G | OTT 1
2 Steve Michalek G | MIN 1
2 Michael Leighton G | TB 1
2 Leland Irving G | PHI 1

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultWLGASASVSV%FPTS
1/26
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L 3-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/23
L 6-1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/21
L 3-2 0 1 3 20 17 0.850 0.4
1/20
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L 7-1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/14
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W 7-4 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/13
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W 5-2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
1/10
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W 5-3 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0

Upcoming Games

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10/06
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7:30 PM
10/07
7:00 PM
10/09
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7:30 PM
10/12
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7:30 PM
10/14
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7:00 PM
10/16
7:30 PM
10/17
7:00 PM

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Career Stats

Year GP W L OTL Min GA SO GAA PIM FPTS
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 4 2 2 0 210 12 0 3.43 0 17
2015 1 0 0 0 39 1 0 1.54 0 2.2
2012 1 0 1 0 59 5 0 5.08 0 -0.8
2010 1 1 0 0 60 4 0 4.00 0 7.4
2009 34 17 9 2 1799 85 1 2.83 0 168.8
2008 19 6 7 1 1029 50 0 2.92 4 72.4
2007 3 1 1 0 158 7 0 2.66 0 10.2
2006 5 2 2 0 214 14 0 3.93 0 15.6
2003 34 6 18 3 1988 99 2 2.99 2 121.1
2002 8 2 3 1 447 21 1 2.82 0 36
3 Year Avg 3 1 1 0 125 7 0 3.36 0 10.6
Career 110 37 43 7 6004 298 4 2.98 6

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