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 Kane scored the game-winning goal on in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals to win the Cup. If anyone has forgot, here’s that amazing moment one more time:
Leighton last played in the NHL in 2012-13, getting into one game with the Flyers. He spent last season with Donbass Dontesk in the Kontinental Hockey League, where he was third in the league with 20 wins and had a 1.74 GAA and .934 save percentage in 42 games.
This is most likely a pickup to add to their depth at the goaltender position since Antii Raanta clearly has the No. 2 spot locked in.
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