Miles Liberati
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Miles Liberati

Hometown:

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-07-21

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

7th round (205th overall), 2013

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2010-11: Miles Liberati skated for the Pittsburgh Viper Stars U16 team in the North American Prospects Hockey League. In 20 league games he scored 3 goals with 9 assists and had 46 penalty minutes. Liberati scored 3 goals with 2 assists and 12 penalty minutes in five playoff games. He was selected by London in the third round (55th overall) of the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.

2011-12: Liberati played for the Hill Academy in Ontario. In 63 games he scored 18 goals with 37 assists and was +19 with 36 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Liberati gradually worked his way into a loaded London Knights lineup in his first OHL season. Playing in 42 of 68 games for the OHL champions, he scored 3 goals with 6 assists and was +5 with 25 penalty minutes. London finished first in the Midwest Division and rolled through the playoffs. Liberati played in 10 of 21 playoff games and was an even plus/minus with 1 assist. He appeared in one Memorial Cup game and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes. Ranked 150th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings, Liberati was selected by Vancouver in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

Liberati has good wheels, with a smooth skating stride. Primarily a puck-moving defenseman, he is adept at finding open teammates and breaking out of his own zone. He is quite young, so he has considerable development in front of him.

 

Future

Liberati will be returning to the London Knights for a second season, hoping to duplicate the success they shared en route to the Memorial Cup. Due to playing on a stacked Knights roster during the 2012-13 season, the smooth skating Liberati will be looking to earn even more ice time in 2013-14. He has lots of time ahead of him to develop, as he is the youngest prospect in the Canucks organization.

 

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