Greg Wyshynski

  • Michael Leighton’s surreal journey takes him back to Blackhawks

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy1 day ago

    Is Michael Leighton the most unremarkable goalie to ever play for a Stanley Cup? 

    It’s possible, although unremarkable doesn’t equate to unmemorable – who among us will forget Leighton surrendering that overtime goal to Patrick Kane in 2010, in which no one was really sure what happened and then everyone started celebrating and then the linesman stole the puck?

    Well, Leighton’s gone full circle. And by that we mean he’s signed a 1-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks, who actually drafted him in the sixth round of the 1999 NHL Draft, which really does make us wonder whether he was a sleeper agent four years ago. 

    From the Hawks:

    Leighton, 33, has posted 35 wins (35-41-14), a 2.97 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 105 career regular-season games over parts of eight seasons with the Blackhawks (2002-2004), Nashville (2006-07), Philadelphia (2006-07; 2009-13) and Carolina (2007-09). He has notched an 8-4 record in 16 Stanley Cup Playoff games and currently holds the NH

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