Former Habs goalie Leighton wins weekly AHL award

Albany River Rats goaltender Michael Leighton, acquired by the Canadiens last season as an insurance policy that was never needed, yesterday was named the Rbk/AHL player of the week for Oct. 22-28, stopping 84 of 86 shots, going 3-0 and earning two shutouts.

The Canadiens sent Leighton to the Carolina Hurricanes on draft day last June, and used what they got in return to select defenceman Scott Kishel in the seventh round.

The Gazette profiled the likeable, much-travelled Leighton during his short stay in Montreal last spring.

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