Veteran NHL goalie Michael Leighton announced his retirement on Monday.
The journeyman goalie had an interesting stay in Philadelphia during his career.
Flyers' fans will remember him well as he helped lead the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010 as he almost eliminated the Montreal Canadiens during the Eastern Conference finals himself.
Unfortunately he couldn't keep the magic going during the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks.
“There’s obviously a lot of disappointment still that burns inside of me that wishes I could have won and brought the championship to Philadelphia,” Leighton said. “But that whole playoff experience, that whole season, was definitely a positive for me. Got a lot of NHL games, playing in the semifinals, getting three shutouts against Montreal in a playoff series, just playing in the Stanley Cup finals. There’s a lot of goalies who play 15, 20 years in the NHL and never make it to the Stanley Cup finals. That’s still a great accomplishment for me personally. It obviously sucks we didn’t win, but still a highlight of my career to play in the playoffs and have a chance to play for the Cup.”
We wish him the best in his future endeavours!