Michael McLeod
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Michael McLeod

Hometown:

Mississauga Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1998-04-19

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2016

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2016

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

1st Round (12th Overall), 2016

Weight:

188 lbs.

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History

2013-14: Michael McLeod competed for the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA club in the GTHL. In 33 games, he scored 21 goals and added 36 assists for 57 points. The Marlboros had a successful postseason, with McLeod playing a big part in that success. In 16 postseason games, he scored 10 goals and added 5 assists for 15 points as the Marlboros went on to win the OHL Cup, with McLeod being named the MVP of the tournament. He was also a recipient of the Buck Houle Award given out by the Marlboros. McLeod was chosen in the first round, 5th overall, of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection by the Mississauga Steelheads.

2014-15: McLeod competed in his OHL rookie season with the Mississauga Steelheads. In 63 games, he scored 12 goals and chipped in 17 assists for 29 points. McLeod competed for Canada Red at the 2014 World U17 Hockey Challenge where he posted an assist in 5 games.

2015-16: McLeod played in his second season with the Mississauga Steelheads. McLeod played for Team Canada at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament where he posted a goal and an assist in 4 games for the gold medalists. McLeod also played for Team OHL in the CHL Canada Russia Series but went pointless in the one game that he played. McLeod competed for Team Cherry at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game where he was named his team’s Player of the Game after a 3-2 loss to Team Orr. McLeod competed for Team Canada at the 2016 U18 World Championship. McLeod was ranked 6th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in their midterm rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft. He was ranked 7th overall by ISS Hockey in their March rankings. McLeod was chosen in the first round, 12th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils.

 

2016 NHL Draft: Steelheads’ McLeod receiving encouragement from extended family

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Michael McLeod - Team Cherry - 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Mississauga Steelheads forward and 2016 prospect Michael McLeod turned in a strong performance at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, earning Player of the Game honors for Team Cherry (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography/CHL Images)

 

 

For Michael McLeod, his draft-eligible season is being experienced with all the comforts of home – not only playing for his hometown Mississauga Steelheads, but also playing alongside his younger brother Ryan. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Top skaters remain unchanged but a new pair of goaltenders emerge in ISS February rankings

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Evan Fitzpatrick - Sherbrooke Phoenix

Photo: Sherbrooke Phoenix goaltender and 2016 prospect Evan Fitzpatrick has appeared in 40 games for the QMJHL club in 2015-16, where he has posted a 3.25 goals=against average and .899 save percentage (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

 

 

Change has come to ISS Hockey’s February rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft, but not within the Top 10 or much of the Top 30, for that matter. Instead, the significant change has taken place in the goaltender rankings, where the top two goalies from the January rankings have been displaced by a new duo. Read more»

2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: A look back at the TPG’s top performers

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Pascal Labege - Team Orr - 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Team Orr forward Pascal Laberge celebrates one of the two goals that he scored in Team Orr’s 3-2 win over Team Cherry at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)

 

 

Below is a look at a few of the players who made a significant impact at the 2016 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Thursday in Vancouver, B.C.. In that game, Team Orr defeated Team Cherry by a 3-2 count. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: CSS, ISS take similar view of top prospects with Matthews at #1

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Auston Matthews - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: ZSC Lions forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews is ranked third in points per game (1.22) in the NLA, where he has scored 20 goals and 33 points in 27 games this season (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

At roughly the halfway point of the 2015-16 hockey season, the picture for the upper portion of the 2016 NHL Draft is becoming a bit clearer, in part due to the recently completed World Junior Championship that took place in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Matthews maintains hold on top spot, but change elsewhere in ISS December rankings

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Michael McLeod - Mississauga Steelheads

Photo: Mississauga Steelheads center and 2016 prospect Michael McLeod is currently ranked 18th in scoring in the OHL with 32 points in 28 games (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

 

Following a couple of months of relative calm in ISS Hockey‘s ranking of the top 30 prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft, the December list features a fair amount of change throughout the rankings. Read more»