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Michael Leighton (G)

Rockford IceHogs

Name: Michael Leighton
Number: 49
Position: G
Shoots: L
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Birthdate: 1981-05-19
Birth place: Petrolia, ON

Biography

Career Notes: 2014-15: Named Rockford's 2014-15 MVP...Earned his fourth shutout of the season after blanking Iowa 1-0 on 1/22/15, breaking the IceHogs AHL era record for most shutouts in a single season...Moved into sole possession of third place on the AHL all-time shutout list with his 38th career shutout at Milwaukee on 12/4/14...Made a season-high 39 stops in a 2-1 loss at Chicago on 11/29/14...Stopped all 28 shots in a 1-0 SOL to the Toronto Marlies on 10/19/14, picking up his 37th career AHL shutout, moving him into a tie for third place all-time in league history... 2013-14: Had six shutouts during the 13-14 season and tied for 3rd among all KHL goaltenders with 20 wins...He ranked sixth among goaltenders in the KHL for GAA (1.74)...2012-13: An injury forced him to miss the majority of the campaign before getting traded to Columbus on 4/3/13 with a 3rd round pick for Steve Mason. 2011-12: Went 28-26-1 (2.58 GAA, .918 SV% with two shutouts in 56 appearances with Adirondack (AHL)...Represented the Eastern Conference in the 2012 AHL All-Star Game in Atlantic City...2010-11: Posted back-to-back shutouts on 2/5 and 2/12/11 in wins at Hamilton and at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...Finished the campaign 8-2-0-0 over his final 10 outings, with a .938 SV% and a 1.81 GAA....2009-10: Appeared in 14 Stanley Cup Playoffs where he led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals...Earned three postseason shutouts, including his first career NHL playoff shutout on 5/16/10 against Montreal, making 28 saves in a 6-0 win...His three shutouts came in a four game stretch against the Canadiens between 5/16-5/22/10 setting an NHL record for most shutouts in a single series...Finished the Eastern Conference Finals 4-1 with a 1.40 GAA and a .936 SV%...In his first career NHL playoff start, he made 30 saves in a 2-1 Game 7 win over Boston, on 5/12/10...2007-08: Won the Baz Bastien Memorial Award, given to AHL's most outstanding goalie after posting career high seven shutouts...Set an AHL record most saves in a game, blocking 98 Philadelphia shots in 3-2, five overtime loss in Game 4 of the East Division Semi-Finals...Named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2001-02...Made All-Star appearances in 2002, 2008 and 2012... Owns AHL record for lowest GAA in a series, posting a 1.18 GAA in 2008...Posted a shutout in his NHL debut with the Blackhawks against Phoenix on 1/8/03.

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Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP GA Mins Saves GAA SV% W L OT T SOW SOL SOGA SOA SO% SO
2015-16 Regular Season Rockford IceHogs 46 105 2585 1169 2.44 0.918 28 8 8 0 1 3 6 12 0.500 5
2014-15 Regular Season Rockford IceHogs 42 90 2391 1034 2.26 0.920 22 13 4 0 3 2 4 16 0.750 5
2012-13 Regular Season Adirondack Phantoms 2 4 119 56 2.02 0.933 1 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
2011-12 Regular Season Adirondack Phantoms 56 139 3237 1565 2.58 0.918 28 26 - 0 1 1 1 8 0.875 2
2010-11 Regular Season Adirondack Phantoms 30 66 1783 823 2.22 0.926 14 12 - 0 1 3 8 22 0.636 5
2007-08 Regular Season Albany River Rats 58 121 3451 1634 2.10 0.931 28 25 - 0 5 4 11 44 0.750 7
2006-07 Regular Season Philadelphia Phantoms 5 7 270 128 1.56 0.948 2 0 - 0 0 2 4 11 0.636 0
2006-07 Regular Season Portland Pirates 16 37 962 375 2.31 0.910 8 6 - 0 2 1 2 14 0.857 2
2005-06 Regular Season Rochester Americans 40 124 2316 978 3.21 0.887 15 22 - 0 3 1 5 22 0.773 2
Playoff Stats
Season Team GP GA Mins Saves GAA SV% W L OT T SOW SOL SOGA SOA SO% SO
2015 Calder Cup Playoffs Rockford IceHogs 8 19 440 216 2.59 0.919 4 3 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
2008 Calder Cup Playoffs Albany River Rats 7 10 510 304 1.18 0.968 3 4 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 2