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MICHAEL LEIGHTON

Retired

Goaltender
Estimated Career Earnings Tooltip : $6,825,326
BORN: May 19, 1981
AGE: 42
BIRTHPLACE: Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
NATIONALITY: CanadaCanada
CATCHES: Left
HEIGHT:
6'3"
191cm
WEIGHT:
186 lbs
84kg
ELC SIGNING AGE: -
WAIVERS AGE: -
DRAFT YEAR: 1999
DRAFTED OVERALL: 165
DRAFT ROUND: 6
DRAFTED BY: Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksCHI
SUMMARY

Michael Leighton is a 42 year old goaltender who was born on May 19, 1981. He was drafted 165th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 6th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has signed 10 contracts worth a total value of $9,325,000. Over a career that spans 10 seasons (with at least 1 NHL GP), he has a total of 111 GP and 16 playoffs GP.

CONTRACT HISTORY

HISTORICAL SALARY
SOURCE: CapGeek
SEASONSALARY
2003-04$575,000
TOTAL$575,000
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SIGNED BY: Brian Burke
Length: 1 year
Value: $450,000
Expiry Status: RFA (Arb)
Cap % Tooltip: 1.02
Signing Team: Logo of the Anaheim DucksAnaheim Ducks
Signing Date: Jul. 13, 2006
Source: CapGeek

Michael Leighton signed a 1 year, $450,000 contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Jul. 13, 2006. The contract has a cap hit of $450,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2006-07$450,000$450,000$0$0$450,000$450,000$100,000
TOTAL$450,000$450,000$0$0$450,000$450,000$100,000
Qualifying OfferTooltip: $495,000
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SIGNED BY: Jim Rutherford
Length: 1 year
Value: $550,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 1.09
Signing Team: Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes
Signing Date: Jul. 27, 2007
Source: CapGeek

Michael Leighton signed a 1 year, $550,000 contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Jul. 27, 2007. The contract has a cap hit of $550,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2007-08$550,000$550,000$0$0$550,000$550,000$0
TOTAL$550,000$550,000$0$0$550,000$550,000$0
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SIGNED BY: Jim Rutherford
Length: 2 years
Value: $1,200,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 1.19
Signing Team: Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes
Signing Date: Jun. 11, 2008
Source: CapGeek

Michael Leighton signed a 2 year, $1,200,000 contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Jun. 11, 2008. The contract has a cap hit of $600,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2008-09$600,000$600,000$0$0$600,000$600,000$600,000
2009-10$600,000$600,000$0$0$600,000$600,000$600,000
TOTAL$1,200,000$1,200,000$0$0$1,200,000$1,200,000$1,200,000
CONTRACT NOTE: The above contract was subject to a reentry waiver claim. Cap hits for some seasons may have been halved.
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SIGNED BY: Paul Holmgren
Length: 2 years
Value: $3,100,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 2.61
Signing Team: Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers
Signing Date: Jun. 30, 2010
Source: CapGeek

Michael Leighton signed a 2 year, $3,100,000 contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Jun. 30, 2010. The contract has a cap hit of $1,550,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2010-11$1,550,000$1,550,000$0$200,000$1,300,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
2011-12$1,550,000$1,550,000$0$0$1,600,000$1,600,000$1,600,000
TOTAL$3,100,000$3,100,000$0$200,000$2,900,000$3,100,000$3,100,000
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SIGNED BY: Paul Holmgren
Length: 1 year
Value: $900,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 1.50
Signing Team: Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers
Signing Date: Jul. 1, 2012
Source: CapGeek

Michael Leighton signed a 1 year, $900,000 contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Jul. 1, 2012. The contract has a cap hit of $900,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2012-13$900,000$900,000$0$0$900,000$900,000$900,000
TOTAL$900,000$900,000$0$0$900,000$900,000$900,000
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SIGNED BY: Stan Bowman
Length: 1 year
Value: $550,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 0.80
Signing Team: Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks
Signing Date: Aug. 18, 2014
Source: CapGeek

Michael Leighton signed a 1 year, $550,000 contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Aug. 18, 2014. The contract has a cap hit of $550,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2014-15$550,000$550,000$0$0$550,000$550,000$400,000
TOTAL$550,000$550,000$0$0$550,000$550,000$400,000
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SIGNED BY: Stan Bowman
Length: 1 year
Value: $575,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 0.81
Signing Team: Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks
Signing Date: Jun. 30, 2015

Michael Leighton signed a 1 year, $575,000 contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on Jun. 30, 2015. The contract has a cap hit of $575,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2015-16$575,000$575,000$0$0$575,000$575,000$125,000
TOTAL$575,000$575,000$0$0$575,000$575,000$125,000
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SIGNED BY: Ron Francis
Length: 1 year
Value: $700,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 0.96
Signing Team: Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes
Signing Date: Sep. 7, 2016
Source: @NHLCanes

Michael Leighton signed a 1 year, $700,000 contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Sep. 7, 2016. The contract has a cap hit of $700,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2016-17$700,000$700,000$0$0$700,000$700,000$250,000
TOTAL$700,000$700,000$0$0$700,000$700,000$250,000
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SIGNED BY: Steve Yzerman
Length: 1 year
Value: $650,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 0.87
Signing Team: Logo of the Tampa Bay LightningTampa Bay Lightning
Signing Date: Jul. 1, 2017
Source: CapFriendly

Michael Leighton signed a 1 year, $650,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jul. 1, 2017. The contract has a cap hit of $650,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2017-18$650,000$650,000$0$0$650,000$650,000$200,000
TOTAL$650,000$650,000$0$0$650,000$650,000$200,000
MINIMUM GUARANTEED SALARY: 2017-18: $300,000
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SIGNED BY: Jim Benning
Length: 1 year
Value: $650,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 0.82
Signing Team: Logo of the Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks
Signing Date: Feb. 20, 2019

Michael Leighton signed a 1 year, $650,000 contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 20, 2019. The contract has a cap hit of $650,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2018-19$650,000$650,000$0$0$650,000$650,000$200,000
TOTAL$650,000$650,000$0$0$650,000$650,000$200,000

SALARY PROGRESSION

CAREER STATS

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SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAASv%PLAYOFFSGPGAASv%GA60xGA60GSAx60PLAYOFFSGA60xGA60GSAx60
1996-97Komoka KingsWOHL163.660.887|---|---
1997-98Komoka KingsWOHL303.30-|---|---
1998-99Windsor SpitfiresOHL284.830.883|PLAYOFFS37.430.884---|---
1999-00Windsor SpitfiresOHL423.120.900|PLAYOFFS123.110.922---|---
2000-01Windsor SpitfiresOHL542.730.918|PLAYOFFS93.120.914---|---
2001-02Norfolk AdmiralsAHL522.140.920|PLAYOFFS42.020.927---|---
2002-03Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago BlackhawksNHL82.820.913|---|---
Norfolk AdmiralsAHL362.500.912|PLAYOFFS41.750.931---|---
2003-04Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago BlackhawksNHL352.980.900|---|---
Norfolk AdmiralsAHL181.830.926|PLAYOFFS40.560.978---|---
2004-05Norfolk AdmiralsAHL412.020.921|---|---
2005-06Rochester AmericansAHL403.210.887|---|---
2006-07Logo of the Nashville PredatorsNashville PredatorsNHL16.070.800|---|---
Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia FlyersNHL43.700.882|---|---
Portland PiratesAHL162.310.910|---|---
Philadelphia PhantomsAHL51.560.948|---|---
2007-08Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesNHL32.660.897|2.042.330.28|PLAYOFFS---
Albany River RatsAHL582.100.931|PLAYOFFS71.180.968---|---
2008-09Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesNHL192.920.901|2.62.53-0.07|PLAYOFFS---
2009-10Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesNHL74.280.848|4.792.82-1.97|PLAYOFFS---
Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia FlyersNHL272.480.918|PLAYOFFS142.460.9162.582.56-0.03|PLAYOFFS2.192.330.14
2010-11Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia FlyersNHL14.010.889|PLAYOFFS23.440.8621.372.290.92|PLAYOFFS1.182.10.92
Adirondack PhantomsAHL302.220.926|---|---
2011-12Adirondack PhantomsAHL562.580.918|---|---
2012-13Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia FlyersNHL15.070.808|4.511.91-2.6|PLAYOFFS---
Adirondack PhantomsAHL22.020.933|---|---
2013-14Donbass DonetskKHL421.740.933|PLAYOFFS82.570.908---|---
Donbass DonetskContinental Cup22.770.903|---|---
2014-15Rockford IceHogsAHL422.250.920|PLAYOFFS82.590.919---|---
2015-16Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago BlackhawksNHL11.520.941|1.861.19-0.67|PLAYOFFS---
Rockford IceHogsAHL462.440.918|---|---
2016-17Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesNHL43.420.870|3.852.43-1.42|PLAYOFFS---
Charlotte CheckersAHL232.170.921|PLAYOFFS11.140.933---|---
2017-18Syracuse CrunchAHL93.030.868|---|---
Chicago WolvesAHL53.400.869|---|---
Wilkes-BarreScranton PenguinsAHL62.670.913|---|---
2018-19Ontario ReignAHL34.460.859|---|---
Utica CometsAHL192.700.901|---|---
NHL TOTALNHL111--|PLAYOFFS16-----|PLAYOFFS---