MICHAEL LEIGHTON

Retired

Goaltender
Estimated Career Earnings Tooltip : $6,825,326
BORN: May 19, 1981
BIRTHPLACE: Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
NATIONALITY: CanadaCanada
HEIGHT:
6'3"
191cm
WEIGHT:
186 lbs
84kg
CATCHES:Left
AGE: 41
ELC SIGNING AGE: -
WAIVERS SIGNING AGE: -
DRAFT YEAR: 1999
DRAFTED OVERALL: 165
DRAFT ROUND: 6
DRAFTED BY: Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksCHI
SUMMARY

Michael Leighton is a 41 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
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Anaheim DucksAnaheim Ducks
VALUE: $450,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 1.02
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
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SIGNED BY: Jim Rutherford
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes
VALUE: $550,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 1.09
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
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes
VALUE: $1,200,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 1.19
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
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers
VALUE: $3,100,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 2.61
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
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers
VALUE: $900,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 1.50
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
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks
VALUE: $550,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 0.80
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
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks
VALUE: $575,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 0.81
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
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes
VALUE: $700,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 0.96
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
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Tampa Bay LightningTampa Bay Lightning
VALUE: $650,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 0.87
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
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks
VALUE: $650,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 0.82
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

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SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAASv%PLAYOFFSGPGAASv%GA60xGA60GSAx60PLAYOFFSGA60xGA60GSAx60
1996-97Komoka KingsWOHL16--|---|---
1997-98Komoka KingsWOHL30--|---|---
1998-99Windsor SpitfiresOHL28--|PLAYOFFS3---|---
1999-00Windsor SpitfiresOHL42--|PLAYOFFS12---|---
2000-01Windsor SpitfiresOHL54--|PLAYOFFS9---|---
2001-02Norfolk AdmiralsAHL52--|PLAYOFFS4---|---
2002-03Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago BlackhawksNHL8--|---|---
Norfolk AdmiralsAHL362.500.912|PLAYOFFS41.750.931---|---
2003-04Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago BlackhawksNHL35--|---|---
Norfolk AdmiralsAHL18--|PLAYOFFS4---|---
2004-05Norfolk AdmiralsAHL41--|---|---
2005-06Rochester AmericansAHL40--|---|---
2006-07Logo of the Nashville PredatorsNashville PredatorsNHL1--|---|---
Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia FlyersNHL4--|---|---
Philadelphia PhantomsAHL5--|---|---
Portland PiratesAHL16--|---|---
2007-08Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesNHL3--|2.042.330.28|PLAYOFFS---
Albany River RatsAHL58--|PLAYOFFS7---|---
2008-09Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesNHL19--|2.62.53-0.07|PLAYOFFS---
2009-10Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesNHL7--|4.792.82-1.97|PLAYOFFS---
Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia FlyersNHL27--|PLAYOFFS142.582.56-0.03|PLAYOFFS2.192.330.14
2010-11Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia FlyersNHL1--|PLAYOFFS21.372.290.92|PLAYOFFS1.182.10.92
Adirondack PhantomsAHL30--|---|---
2011-12Adirondack PhantomsAHL56--|---|---
2012-13Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersPhiladelphia FlyersNHL1--|4.511.91-2.6|PLAYOFFS---
Adirondack PhantomsAHL2--|---|---
2013-14Donbass DonetskKHL42--|PLAYOFFS8---|---
Donbass DonetskContinental Cup2--|---|---
2014-15Rockford IceHogsAHL42--|PLAYOFFS8---|---
2015-16Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksChicago BlackhawksNHL1--|1.861.19-0.67|PLAYOFFS---
Rockford IceHogsAHL46--|---|---
2016-17Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesNHL4--|3.852.43-1.42|PLAYOFFS---
Charlotte CheckersAHL23--|PLAYOFFS1---|---
2017-18Syracuse CrunchAHL9--|---|---
Chicago WolvesAHL5--|---|---
Wilkes-BarreScranton PenguinsAHL6--|---|---
2018-19Ontario ReignAHL3--|---|---
Utica CometsAHL19--|---|---
NHL TOTALNHL111--|PLAYOFFS16-----|PLAYOFFS---
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