Isaac MacLeod
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Isaac MacLeod

Hometown:

Nelson British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-02-22

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

5th round (136th overall), 2010

Weight:

205 lbs.

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History

2008-09: Isaac 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.

2012-13: MacLeod skated in 36 of 38 games for Boston College in his junior season. He scored the first two goals of his college career and had 5 assists; finishing +1 with 16 penalty minutes. The defending national champions, the Eagles finished second in Hockey East but lost to Boston University in the Hockey East semifinals and fell to Union, 5-1, in the NCAA East Regional.

 

Talent Analysis

Isaac MacLeod is a big lanky defender who has yet to really play to his size. The Canadian skates well for a man his size, but considering his lack of offensive output, the fact that he is not a physical player is a bit stifling; he is not an offensive or defensive defenseman, he is just a defenseman. He almost plays similarly to how hockey was played in the early 1900’s. His positioning is good in the defensive zone, but not great. He excels at filling the lanes to block shots and using his big frame and active stick to force bad plays. He needs to fill out more but considering this is his senior year, he is going to have to have a season to remember to continue on to the next level.

 

Future

MacLeod will play a bigger role for Boston College during the 2013-14 season. His off-season development and training camp will determine his roster slot, but look for him to squeak into a top-two pairing role.

 

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