John Lilley (right), NHL Scout for Toronto Maple Leafs and Lumberjacks’ Head Coach Doc DelCastillo. John was on hand to at a recent Lumberjacks outing against the Boston Bandits. John spent his time at Leddy Park Arena evaluating both a Lumberjacks and Bandits player.
John graduated from Cushing Academy, where he set a new scoring record, he played college hockey for Boston University. Drafted 140th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft he went on to play 23 games in the National Hockey League for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, scoring 3 goals and 8 assists for 11 points and collecting 13 penalty minutes. He spent 3 seasons in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga playing for Düsseldorfer EG, the Kassel Huskies and the Schwenninger Wild Wings.
Lilley was on the USA Hockey Team at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway and played in the 1994 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship in Milan, Italy.