RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms Friday with goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year contract.
Leighton's two-way deal would pay him $550,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 if he is in the minor leagues. The Hurricanes acquired Leighton from Montreal for a seventh-round draft pick.
Leighton, 26, spent time with the Anaheim, Nashville, Philadelphia and Montreal organizations during the 2006-07 season. In five regular-season NHL games with Nashville and Philadelphia, Leighton went 2-2 with a 3.94 goals-against average.
He was 10-6-3 with a 2.14 GAA in 21 regular-season games in the AHL. Leighton was a sixth-round pick by Chicago in the 1999 draft.

NHL Headlines

More inNHL News  

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Can Blues' Tarasenko bust out vs. Stars? On the heels of their first victory in second-round action since 2002, the Blues hope to keep the momentum going in tonight’s pivotal Game 3 against the...
Thumbnail Sharks vs. Predators Game 3 Pick The San Jose Sharks head East to face the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of their series tonight at 9PM ET....
Thumbnail Sharks about to land knockout blow vs. Preds? Joe Thornton’s efforts continue to be of the jumbo-sized variety. Can the Sharks’ longtime anchor at center play an even bigger role, though, in Game 3...
Thumbnail Isles to maintain home dominance over Tampa? The Lightning’s road woes against the Islanders are well-documented. With a couple of key role players set to return to the lineup tonight, New York aims to...
Thumbnail Capitals vs. Penguins Game 3 Pick After dropping Game 2 of the series, can the Washington Capitals win on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 tonight...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages