• Blackhawks, Leighton agree on one-year contract

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Aug 18, 2014
    The Chicago Blackhawks signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract on Monday. Leighton, 33, was drafted by the Blackhawks in the sixth round of the 1999 NHL Draft and played parts of two seasons with them . Leighton was originally selected by the Blackhawks in the sixth round of the 1999 draft, and played for Chicago from 2002-04. Leighton is already famous in Blackhawks' history, as he was in net for the Philadelphia Flyers when Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane scored the game-winning, series-clinching goal in overtime of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals in 2010. Leighton is expected to play for the AHL Rockford Ice Hogs this season, while providing a veteran insurance policy if Antti Raanta can’t rise to the challenge of being the Blackhawks’ backup to Corey Crawford. Leighton, Darling, Kent Simpson and Mac Carruth are the goaltenders expected to be divided between the Rockford IceHogs, the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate, and the Indy Fuel, their ECHL affiliate. The Blackhawks also signed goaltender Scott Darling this offseason.

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