26. John-Michael Liles

26. John-Michael Liles

From Indianapolis, John-Michael Liles would play his first seven seasons in the National Hockey League with the Colorado Avalanche, a period that without question was the best of his career.

Liles was drafted in the 5th Round of the 2000 Draft and would join Colorado after a very successful career at Michigan State.  The Defenseman would never have a campaign where he had less than 30 Points with Colorado, and the First Team All-Rookie Player would score 275 Points in his career.  Liles would have an all-around healthy average of .53 Points per Game for the Avalanche.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Selected in the 5th Round, 159th Overall in the NHL Draft 6/23/00.
  • Departed: Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the previously acquired 2012 2nd Round Pick of Boston (which would later be dealt to Dallas and would be Mike WInther) 6/24/11.
  • Games Played: 523
  • Notable Statistics: 68 Goals
    207 Assists
    275 Points
    218 PIM
    .53 PPG
    -16 Plus/Minus
    43.6 Point Shares
    11 Points in 36 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All-Rookie (2004)

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