The Phantoms have announced
that goaltender Michael Leighton has been assigned
to Adirondack according to Philadelphia Flyers General
Manager Paul Holmgren.
Leighton, 30, returns for his second season with
the Phantoms. He appeared in 30 games with Adirondack
last season going 14-12-3, with a 2.22 goals-against
average and .926 save percentage and five shutouts.
His dazzling stops helped serve as a driving force
behind the Phantoms’ second-half resurgence
Especially strong down the stretch, Leighton posted
back-to-back shutouts in his final two starts of
the season earning a return to the Flyers for postseason
play. Leighton appeared for Philadelphia in the
postseason for the second consecutive season, a
year after he guided the club to its first Stanley
Cup Final since 1997 (eighth all time), by going
8-3. His Stanley Cup Final run included three shutouts
of Montreal in the Eastern Conference Final.
He has 34 career shutouts in the AHL which is the
most of any goalie since 1975 and rates sixth all-time.
Leighton has played in 104 career NHL games and
294 AHL games. In his AHL career he has 144 total
victories, a 2.30 goals against average and a .917
saves percentage. He set the all-time record league
with 98 saves in a game in April, 2008 as an All-Star
member of the Albany River Rats in their historic
five overtime game against the Philadelphia Phantoms.
Originally a native of Petrolia, Ontario, this will
be Leighton’s third season in his second stint
in the Flyers organization. Leighton has also spent
time in the Carolina Hurricanes, Nashville Predators
and Chicago Blackhawks organizations.
Welcome Back, Leights!
Saturday, Oct 8 - Connecticut Whale at Adirondack
Phantoms, 7pm. OPENING NIGHT presented by Nemer
Ford. Magnet Schedules presented by Great Meadow
Federal Credit Union. Special Opening Night Jerseys
which will be auctioned live immediately after the
Monday, Oct 10 - Phantoms Golf Scramble at Hiland
Golf Course. One Phantoms player or staff on each
foursome. Space is limited. Call the Phantoms to
reserve your spot.
Mark your calendars! Adirondack Phantoms Opening
Night is Saturday, October 8. The Phantoms take
on the Connecticut Whale to begin the third season
of exciting Phantoms hockey in Glens Falls. Get
great savings and have fun with your friends, family
or co-workers by bringing your group of 15 or more
fans to enjoy fast-paced, hard-hitting Phantoms
hockey. Call the Phantoms to find out more at 518-480-3355
and check the team's website at phantomshockey.com.
Catch all the action of Phantoms hockey all season
long on the team's flagship station, Classic Hits
Q101.7 and on phantomshockey.com. Bob Rotruck, the
"Voice of the Phantoms", has the broadcast
coverage 30 minutes prior to game-time with Countdown
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