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John-Michael Liles
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John-Michael Liles  #26

Carolina Hurricanes  Defenseman
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: November 25, 1980  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Indianapolis, IN, United States
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: COL / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (159th overall)

Last Game: Was (even) in 22:05 of ice time at DET (4/11)

* Leads the team with a (+9) rating

* On 4/3 vs. DAL, he became the first Hurricanes defenseman to earn at least three points in one period since Bret Hedican on Oct. 24, 2007 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)

* Earned his first Hurricanes assist and recorded season highs in shots (6), blocked shots (5) and time on ice (23:53) vs. TB (1/19)

* Scored his first Hurricanes goal and was (+2) in 18:05 of ice time vs. TOR (1/9)

* Made his Hurricanes debut and was (+2) in 15:45 of ice time at WSH (1/2)

* Was acquired by the Hurricanes along with the rights to Dennis Robertson in exchange for Tim Gleason on Jan. 1

HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 34 gp, 2-7-9, 8 pim

CCHA Second All-Star Team (2001) CCHA First All-Star Team (2002, 2003) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2002) NCAA West First All-American Team (2003) NHL All-Rookie Team (2004) Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), December 29, 2004. Traded to Toronto by Colorado for Boston's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington, later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Mike Winther) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 24, 2011. Traded to Carolina by Toronto with Dennis Robertson for Tim Gleason, January 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares