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John-Michael Liles

36-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

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Liles is coming off a 2016-17 campaign in which he logged five helpers in 36 regular-season games for the Bruins. Early in his career, the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder put up fantasy-worthy numbers, but at this stage, his value in that regard is quite low. That said, given the rig...

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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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Signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Bruins in July of 2016.

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GM Don Sweeney confirmed that Liles is not in the Bruins' plans for the coming season, CSN New England reports.

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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 2:11 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 64 6 9 15 -3 16 92 6.5 1 1 20:34 1 2 3 1:51 64 96
2015-16 34 NHL BOS 17 0 6 6 -7 2 19 0.0 0 0 19:19 0 0 0 1:06 17 31
2016-17 35 NHL BOS 36 0 5 5 1 4 36 0.0 0 0 16:12 0 3 3 1:33 25 41

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Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 20:34 1:51 1:34
2015-16 19:19 1:06 1:26
2016-17 16:12 1:33 1:20

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Liles collected two assists during Monday's Game 3 loss to Ottawa.

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Liles was a healthy scratch for the eighth consecutive game Wednesday against Calgary.

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Liles, who had been out of the lineup for 10 of the Bruins' previous 11 games, saw 16:21 worth of ice time in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars, the Boston Globe reports.

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Liles was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Lightning.

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Liles (concussion) will draw into Sunday's lineup against the Hurricanes, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.

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Liles (concussion) could return to action as soon as Sunday's game against the Hurricanes.

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Coach Claude Julien suggested that Liles (concussion) is inching toward a return to action. "I think he feels good enough that we'll probably have to make a decision on him sometime soon," Julien noted Friday.

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Liles (concussion) practiced Wednesday.

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Liles (concussion) is showing on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Liles is out indefinitely after sustaining a concussion in Sunday's game against the Lightning.

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Liles (upper body) was not on the ice for the Bruins' morning skate in advance of Tuesday's game against the Flyers.

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The Bruins did not provide an update Monday on the status of Liles (upper body), who left Sunday's game against the Lightning after crashing into the boards.

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2016-17

Liles completed the 2015-16 season with six goals and 21 points over 81 games between stints with Carolina and Boston. After being acquired at the trade deadline by the Bruins, the 35-year-old displayed enough mobility and prowess in the transition game to be re-signed, and his experience will remain of value to a blue line corps that faltered last season. Early in his career, Liles put up fantasy-worthy numbers, but unless he ends up seeing more power-play time than expected, a renaissance on that front seems unlikely.

2015-16

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 behind him. Now entering the final year of a four-year deal signed in 2012 while in Toronto, Liles should still enjoy a top-four role with the Canes this season while helping to mentor the teamís younger blue line corps, which includes the likes of Ryan Murphy, Michal Jordan and Rasmus Rissanen.

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