banner

NHL

more stats

Hurricanes, Leafs swap defensemen

Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman John-Michael Liles from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Tim Gleason and the rights to defenseman Dennis Robertson.

Liles has played in just six games this season and has not recorded a point. He has also played with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, recording three goals and 10 assists.

"John-Michael is a puck-moving defenseman who has demonstrated in his career that he can make a difference offensively from the blue line," said Hurricanes president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

In his 11th NHL season, the 33-year-old Liles has notched 77 goals and 236 assists for 313 points in 627 NHL regular-season games with the Avalanche and the Maple Leafs.

Gleason has played in 25 games this season, recording just two assists.

He leaves Carolina ranked third in games played (491), fourth in assists (87) and sixth in points (100) among club defensemen since the team's relocation.

Robertson, 22, is in his senior season at Brown University and leads club defensemen with eight points (3g, 5a) in the Bears' 12 games this season. The Maple Leafs drafted Robertson in the sixth round, 173rd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

01/21 16:24:08 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Canes vs Islanders 1
Canes recall Sutter, place E. Staal on IR

The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled forward Brody Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) and placed center Eric Staal on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 11.

Related Stories
  • World Series: Kansas City vs. San Francisco

    Tonight at 7:30 on FOX50

  • NFL: San Diego at Denver

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: North Carolina at Virginia

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames

    Tomorrow at 8:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
MLB
8:07pm Tonight
KAN
SFG
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
HOU
 
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
BRK
 
7:30pm Tonight
NYK
WAS
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
CLE
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
MIN
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
ATL
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
POR
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
OTT 0
TOR 0
8:00pm Tonight
PIT
PHI
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
WAS
10:30pm Tonight
ANA
BUF