Johnathan MacLeod
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Johnathan MacLeod

Hometown:

Dracut Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1996-06-02

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

2nd round (57th overall), 2014

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2010-11: Johnathan MacLeod attended the Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire and was chosen for USA Hockey’s Select 15 Development Camp.

2011-12: MacLeod skated for Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire as a freshman. He played 31 games he had 13 assists. In January 2012 both he and his defense partner, junior Doyle Somerby (NYI), committed to playing college hockey at Boston University. The Wildcats finished 25-4-3 and defeated Holderness to capture the New England prep school small school title. MacLeod was invited to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program’s Evaluation Camp and committed to playing in the NTDP in 2012-13.

2012-13:MacLeod played for the NTDP’s U17 team in his first season in Ann Arbor and was a team captain for Team USA at the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. In 46 games with the NTDP U17 team he had 5 assists and a team-leading 93 penalty minutes. MacLeod had 2 assists and 18 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC as the USA finished third. He was selected by Moncton in the tenth round (177th overall) of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft.

2013-14: McLeod returned to Ann Arbor for his second season with the NTDP. In his first 33 games he scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was an even plus/minus with 58 penalty minutes. McLeod scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes in four games as the USA finished first in the Five Nations Tournament in Russia in February. He was selected to play in the USA Hockey CCM All-American Prospects Game in September and was ranked 44th amongst North American prospects in Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

MacLeod is a defense-first defenseman who plays a physical game. He is a team leader capable of seeing a lot of minutes and plays a simple, effective game. A bit undisciplined at times in the past, he reduced his penalty minutes significantly in his second season in the NDTP program.

 

Future

MacLeod will play college hockey at Boston University so he should have a few seasons to develop before making the jump to pro hockey. A hard-nosed defender with some skating ability and the stamina to see a lot of ice time, he is still fairly early in the development curve but has the desire and mindset to eventually be shutdown defender.

 

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