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Flyers goalie Michael Leighton during the 2010 Stanley Cup Final
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michael Leighton during the second period of game four of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final in Philadelphia on June 4, 2010. The Flyers defeated the Blackhawks 5-3. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Michael "Mike" Leighton (born May 19, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Leighton grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Petrolia, Ontario for the Petrolia Oilers of the OMHA Bluewater League and AAA for the Lambton Lightning of the Alliance League.

At age 16, he played for the Petrolia Jets Jr.B. team of the OHA's Western Ontario Hockey League before being drafted by the Windsor Spitfires in the 3rd round (56th overall) in the 1998 OHL Priority Selection.

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