Flyers Re-Sign Michael Leighton

Report: one-year deal given AHL netminder

By Samuel Chamberlain
|  Sunday, Jul 1, 2012  |  Updated 5:38 PM EDT
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Flyers Re-Sign Michael Leighton

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The Philadelphia Flyers announced Sunday that they have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a new contract. According to capgeek.com, Leighton's new deal is a one-year contract worth $900,000.

“I'm very happy to be back in Philly,” Leighton said in a statement issued by the club. “This is where I want to be and I'm excited about the team we have this year. I look forward to the opportunity to continue working with [goaltending coach] Jeff Reese.”

Leighton has been with the Flyers organization since he was acquired in December 2009. He has played 86 games over the past two seasons for Philadelphia's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. In those games, Leighton has posted a record of 42-38-4 with a 2.45 goals against average (GAA). In 104 NHL games with 4 NHL teams, including the Flyers, Leighton has recorded a 35-40-10-4 record with a 2.95 GAA.

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