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Throwback Thursday: Goalie Firsts

by Leah Hendrickson / Chicago Blackhawks
Earlier this week, the Blackhawks announced they had signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract.

Leighton returns to the Blackhawks after he was drafted by the organization in the sixth round (165th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. The Petrolia, Ontario, native appeared in 42 contests over two seasons with the Blackhawks during his NHL debut, collecting eight wins (8-21-10), a 2.81 GAA and a .901 SV%.

chicagoblackhawks.com went back in the archives to find this snapshot of Leighton's first NHL win, coming against the Blues in St. Louis on April 3, 2003. Steve Passmore gave the game puck to Leighton after he helped the Blackhawks beat the Blues 6-4.

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Steve Passmore hands the game puck to Michael Leighton after Leighton got his first NHL win against the Blues. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/NHLI)




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