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John-Michael Liles

35-Year-Old Defenseman – Carolina Hurricanes

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Liles found himself out of the lineup on a frequent basis last season, the result of a various assortment of injuries and stints as a healthy scratch. He was still able to produce a respectable 22 points in 57 games, but at 34 years old, his best offensive days are clearly b...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 185   DOB: 11/25/1980   BORN: Indianapolis, Indiana   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #159 Overall in 2000   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a four-year extension with the Maple Leafs in January of 2012.

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Liles scored a goal - his third in the past six games - Friday against the Canucks.

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John-Michael Liles NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 24 82 14 35 49 5 44 154 9.1 1 0 6 0 6
2006-07 25 71 14 30 44 0 24 128 10.9 3 0 8 0 8
2007-08 26 81 6 26 32 2 26 163 3.7 1 0 5 0 5
2008-09 27 75 12 27 39 -19 31 146 8.2 1 0 21:32 6 14 20 4:03 58 106
2009-10 28 59 6 25 31 -2 30 96 6.3 2 0 18:28 3 17 20 3:16 40 89
2010-11 29 NHL COL 76 6 40 46 -9 35 163 3.7 0 0 22:01 3 15 18 3:14 59 153
2011-12 30 NHL TOR 66 7 20 27 -14 20 106 6.6 0 0 21:21 4 9 13 3:15 68 111
2012-13 31 NHL TOR 32 2 9 11 -1 4 47 4.3 0 0 18:46 0 1 1 2:18 45 52
2013-14 32 NHL CAR 35 2 7 9 7 8 51 3.9 0 0 20:06 1 3 4 2:41 35 70
2013-14 32 NHL TOR 6 0 0 0 -2 0 5 0.0 0 0 17:04 0 0 0 0:55 15 10
2013-14 32 AHL TOR 16 3 10 13 9 14 0 3
2014-15 33 NHL CAR 57 2 20 22 -9 14 90 2.2 0 0 19:09 0 7 7 1:56 71 74
2015-16 34 NHL CAR 54 5 7 12 -5 8 72 6.9 1 1 20:19 1 2 3 1:45 53 79
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#2 Left Defenseman
  1. Ron Hainsey
  2. John-Michael Liles
  3. Noah Hanifin
  4. James Wisniewski  IR
Carolina Hurricanes

Time On Ice Stats

20:19

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, John-Michael Liles was on the ice for 20:19.

1:45

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, John-Michael Liles was on the ice for 1:45 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2014-15 19:09 1:56
2015-16 20:19 1:45

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   John-Michael Liles
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 7 @MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 4 19:08 1:10
2016-2Feb 5 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 24:07 3:53
2016-2Feb 3 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:13 4:29
2016-1Jan 26 CHI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 3 20:34 0:58
2016-1Jan 24 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 21:56 2:45
2016-1Jan 22 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:48 0:53
2016-1Jan 21 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:22 2:58
2016-1Jan 17 @PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 20:03 3:13
2016-1Jan 15 VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 1 22:02 2:04
2016-1Jan 14 @STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 16:55 0:00
2016-1Jan 12 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 20:22 0:06
2016-1Jan 9 @CLM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 4 21:49 0:11
2016-1Jan 8 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 16:11 0:00
2016-1Jan 6 @VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 100.0 1 0 19:41 0:14
2016-1Jan 4 @EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 25:06 0:44
2016-1Jan 2 NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 22:08 2:52
2015-12Dec 31 WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 21:29 2:02
2015-12Dec 29 @NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:08 0:48
2015-12Dec 27 @CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:52 0:00
2015-12Dec 26 NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:02 0:34
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2015-12Dec 21 WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:47 1:09
2015-12Dec 19 @PIT 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 4 1 22:39 2:19
2015-12Dec 18 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 24:40 2:05
2015-12Dec 15 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:23 4:05
2015-12Dec 12 @ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 22:12 1:01
2015-12Dec 11 @ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:09 1:07
2015-12Dec 8 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:25 0:38
2015-12Dec 6 ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:13 1:43
2015-12Dec 5 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:43 2:14
2015-12Dec 3 NJD 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:22 2:07
2015-11Nov 30 @NYR 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 18:38 0:42
2015-11Nov 27 @BUF 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 20:08 2:08
2015-11Nov 25 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20:41 0:54
2015-11Nov 23 @PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 19:11 0:04
2015-11Nov 22 LOS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 17:11 0:00
2015-11Nov 20 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 4 22:12 0:00
2015-11Nov 16 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:19 2:25
2015-11Nov 14 PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 18:25 1:01
2015-11Nov 12 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:55 0:32
2015-11Nov 10 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:11 3:52
2015-11Nov 7 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:52 1:21
2015-11Nov 6 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:52 0:00
2015-11Nov 1 TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 19:54 0:55
2015-10Oct 30 COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:45 2:03
2015-10Oct 29 @NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 22:30 2:09
2015-10Oct 27 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 19:31 1:46
2015-10Oct 24 @SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:53 1:58
2015-10Oct 23 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:09 3:36
2015-10Oct 21 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 20:54 4:13
2015-10Oct 17 @WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 21:31 4:01
2015-10Oct 16 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:15 3:44
2015-10Oct 13 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 18:43 3:07
2015-10Oct 10 DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:52 2:45
2015-10Oct 8 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 22:59 2:58

John-Michael Liles: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Liles notched his first goal of the season Saturday in a 2-1 win over the Penguins.

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Liles assisted on the game-winning goal in Saturday's victory over the Canadiens.

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Liles posted a rare assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers. It was just his second point in 21 games so far this season.

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Liles was held off the scoresheet for the 12th time in 13 games Friday against the Stars.

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Liles set up two of the Hurricanes' three goals in Monday's narrow loss to the Sabres.

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Liles tallied an assist and put up six shot attempts in Monday's loss to the Blackhawks.

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Liles (lower body) skated as part of the second pairing at Saturday's morning skate, an indication he'll likely play later in the evening against the Rangers.

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Liles (lower body) returned to practice Friday, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.

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Liles suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's loss to the Senators and has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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Liles, who sat out the previous two games as a healthy scratch, will return to the lineup Saturday against Florida, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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Liles recorded an assist and was plus-2 during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Islanders. It was his 13th point of the season and fifth in his last 11 games.

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Liles recorded a power-play assist - his third helper in the past five games - during Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Ducks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Liles spent most of last season playing for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. He played just six games for the Maple Leafs before being traded to Carolina in January, and saw an increased workload for the Hurricanes, averaging roughly 20 minutes of ice time in 35 games. Unfortunately, Lilesí best days as an offensively-creative defenseman appear to be behind him. In his seven seasons with Colorado, Liles averaged 39 points per season and broke the 40-point barrier three times; in the past three seasons, however, he has notched just 45 total points for the Hurricanes and Leafs in 139 combined games. On a positive note, he has two years left on his contract and will likely stick around long enough to mentor the young, up-and-coming blueliners the Canes have on their roster, like Justin Faulk (22) and Ryan Murphy (21). He will likely play on the Canesí second or third defensive pairing this upcoming season and see a decent amount of power-play minutes. Just donít expect a huge spike in his offensive totals.

2013-14

Liles' fantasy prospects this season are tied to a possible trade. The three-time, 40-plus point blueliner doesn't exactly fit into coach Randy Carlyle's system and last season, he found himself plucking splinters out of his behind as a healthy scratch. He still has some fantasy goodness in him, but he's down the offensive depth chart in blue and white. Draft him late based on the possibility of a trade -- don't rely on him for too much if he stays in Toronto.

2012-13

Liles is a smooth-skating, puck-moving defender, but he never really got his game back on track after suffering a mid-season concussion last year. He's had a full summer to build on his recovery so expect a fresh start this season. However, Jake Gardiner's emergence will relegate Liles to the second power-play unit and that will reduce his fantasy value. We still like him for at least 35 points, but there are a lot of guys like him out there. Don't overrate him and don't expect many goals.

2011-12

Liles is a talented but smallish (5-10, 185) defender who is great on the outlet and the PP, and should approach career numbers if paired with a steady, mobile -- and larger -- partner. He got the bum rap in Colorado more than once and we just donít think he deserved it. He tried to do too much on an inexperienced team and that overexposed some of his weaknesses. He needs to be aggressive on both sides of the puck and is improving his gap control. But heís a creative maestro walking the line on the PP and thatís a distinct upgrade on Tomas Kaberle. Toronto fans are going to love him; fantasy owners will, too.

2010-11

Liles spent much of last year in coach Joe Saccoís doghouse, and following a sub-par first three months of the season was frequently a healthy scratch. By mid-season, Lilesí name was frequently the subject of trade rumors, but the Avs could not find any takers for his hefty contract of $4 million a season, so his services were ultimately retained. In the end, Liles wound up posting a disappointing 31 points on the season, including a mere six goals. Looking ahead, Liles should remain one of the Avsí two primary puck-moving, power-play defensemen this season along with Kyle Quincey. However, with the continued emergence of Kyle Cumiskey, and young guns like Kevin Shattenkirk and Cameron Gaunce waiting in the wings, Liles will be under pressure to raise his level of play, and his scoring totals.

2009-10

Liles once again enters the upcoming season as the Avs' #1 offensive d-man, however he will only be as good as the supporting cast assembled around him. With veterans such as Joe Sakic and Ryan Smyth no longer in the fold, the Avs are in rebuilding mode and may struggle on offense. This should cap Liles' production in the 40-45 point range this season, so don't overvalue him on draft day. Another word of warning: Liles' plus-minus rating went from +2 to a career-worst -19 last season, so keep this in mind if your league tracks plus-minus as a stat category. It's hard to see him returning to the plus-side of the ledger anytime soon.

2008-09

Liles took a step back last season, as his 32 points in 81 games was 12 short of his previous year's total. However, several of Liles' teammates missed significant chunks of action last season (e.g., Sakic, Smyth and Stastny), so that likely played a big part. Assuming he has a healthy supporting cast this season, Liles should return to form. He should be back around the 40-point plateau this season, with an outside shot at 50. He remains a highly skilled, puck-rushing defenseman who will see time on the Avs' top PP unit, so the points will come. He could come cheap on draft day, so keep an eye on him.

2007-08

Liles will probably drop to the No. 2 defensive pairing, but he remains one of the better goal scoring defensemen in the league. He has 93 points in the last two seasons.

2006-07

Liles followed up his stellar rookie season with 14 goals and 35 assists in 2005-06. The 49 points were good enough for 14th in the league among defensemen. The departure of Rob Blake leaves a leadership vacuum on the blue line and Liles is the logical choice to step up.

2005-06

Liles led all rookie defensemen in scoring in the last NHL season with 34 points in 79 games and should be a 35+ point scorer for Colorado this year.

2004-05