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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Michael Leighton denies Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby during the first period at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on October 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)
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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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