2008-09: Macleod made his debut for the Penticton Vees(BCHL) during the 2008-2009 season. Appearing in just 3 games he tallied just one assist.
2009-10: With Pentiction of the BCHL MacLeod posted 23 assists and 51 PIM in 56 games. He was drafted by the Sharks in the 5th round, 136th overall.
2010-11: MacLeod skated in 22 of 39 games at Boston College as a freshman. A stay-at-home defenseman, he was -4 with 3 assists and had 10 PMs. The Eagles, the defending national champions, won the Hockey East regular season and playoff titles before falling to Colorado College in the NCAA West Regional Semifinal.
2011-12: After a difficult freshman season, MacLeod made a big step forward on defense in his sophomore season at Boston College when he finished with six assists and a plus 14 rating in 44 NCAA games. He helped the Eagles to their third NCAA National title in five years by playing big minutes on the team’s top-six defensemen and killing penalties all season.
MacLeod is a smooth skating defenseman who has an active stick, sound positioning in the defensive zone and is good at filling the lanes to block shots. The lanky defender needs to continue improving his reverse pivots, balance, and leverage while gaining more muscle mass to his 6’-5 frame. He needs to work on moving the puck quicker in the transition game and play more physically down low in his own end.
MacLeod will be expected to play a bigger role, bring leadership and character to Boston College as a junior next year while continuing his overall development at the NCAA level.