Swedish team Färjestad have released former NHL prospect David Liffiton after an unsuccessful tryout contract.
Signing an entry level contract with the Rangers on July 29, 2004, Liffiton began his professional career with Rangers ECHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, before moving up to American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack for the majority of the 2004–05 season. On November 4, 2008, Liffiton signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with Esbjerg fB of the Danish League, Oddset Ligaen.Upon Completing the season, he ended his European stint on July 13, 2009, and came back to North America initially signing a one-year deal with Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. David was invited to Syracuse’s NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, training camp for the 2009–10 season and was signed to a one-year contract with the Blue Jackets before he was re-assigned to the Crunch on September 29, 2009.
As a free agent, David returned to his original draft team in the Colorado Avalanche, signing a one-year contract on July 2, 2010. He was then re-assigned during the 2010–11 pre-season to the Avalanche’s AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, on September 23, 2010. His first NHL goal was scored on October 30, 2010 against Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets. With the return to health of Adam Foote, Liffiton was returned to the Monsters after 4 games with the Avalanche before suffering a season-ending injury.
Last season, Milano Rossoblu signed Liffiton for the season, where he would record six goals and ten points in 44 games.
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