Leighton's journey defines his success

Updated: May 25, 2010, 12:37 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- He is the king of the continental breakfasts, the master of the LaQuintas and Marriotts and hundreds of other anonymous hotels that are the currency of a life lived on the edge of the NHL.

In his family's home in Windsor, Ontario, the basement is festooned with jerseys of the teams that have marked Michael Leighton's journey across the hockey map: Norfolk, Chicago, Rochester, Portland, Nashville, Philadelphia, Albany, Carolina. Each stop along the way, there has been ...

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