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Final Grade: David Liffiton

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This report card is a joint effort by Beachie, Sandie, Paul, SlamDunktheFunk and DDC. Stats courtesy of hockey-reference.com and NHL.com


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2010 - David Liffiton 4 1 0 1 3 17 0 0 0 2


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Final Grade

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Final Grade: INC

Midseason Grade: INC

Position: D

Vitals: 6'2" / 210 / Age 26 / Shoots Left

Drafted by Colorado, 2nd round (63rd overall) of 2003 Draft

Joined Avalanche: Signed as a free agent July 2, 2010

MHH Nicknames: None

Linemates:

  • Hannan 1gp 0g 0a 0pt +1
  • Holos 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even
  • 7th D 2gp 1g 0a 1pt +2

Avs with Liffiton in the lineup: 2-2-0 (.500 pt%) 3.5 GF 3.25 GA

Ice Time:

  • TTOI 7:27 (16th)
  • EV 7:27 (16th)
  • PP 0:00 (16th)
  • PK 0:00 (16th)

Career Highlights: Liffiton scored his first NHL goal on October 30th this year, against the team that had cut him the year before - the Columbus Blue Jackets

Report: Liffiton was an Avalanche draftee but was moved to the Rangers early in his career in the Matt Barnaby deal. After several years in the minors (and just 3 NHL games) the Avs signed Liffiton last summer with an eye toward providing veteran leadership on the Lake Erie blueline. Indeed, Liffiton served as the captain for Lake Erie, but only managed 18 games before going down for the season with a shoulder injury. Liffiton had a brief stint with the Avs early in the season when Adam Foote missed some time. He appeared to be a solid, physical defenseman (2 fights, 17 PiMs and +3 in 4 games) but he was used very sparingly. He was the 7th defensemen in two of his games and had the lowest average ice time of the 16 defensemen the Avalanche used this year (Koci not included).

Fun Fact: David was drafted one spot after David Backes and one spot before Lord Jimmy Howard

The David Liffiton Drinking Game: Drink every time Liffiton gets a shift with the Avalanche Drunk potential: Not very

2010 Cap Hit: $500,000

2011 Status: UFA

Outlook for Next Season: We're going to write pretty much the same thing for all the minor league defensemen with expiring contracts. There are already a bunch of young defensemen under contract next year. It's certainly possible that Liffiton could be re-signed (assuming the surgically repaired shoulder is ready to go). It's just as possible that he moves to another AHL next year.

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