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Michael "Mikey" McLeod (born February 3, 1998) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, who is currently playing for the Binghamton Devils in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League (NHL). McLeod was selected by the Devils with the 12th pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Michael McLeod
Michael McLeod.jpg
Born (1998-02-03) February 3, 1998 (age 21)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
New Jersey Devils
Binghamton Devils (AHL)
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2016
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2018–present

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Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

McLeod played minor hockey with the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. In 2014, he led his team to capture the OHL Cup and was awarded the Tim Adams Memorial Trophy as the OHL Cup's most valuable player.[1]

McLeod was drafted by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, and has played with the Steelheads since the 2014–15 OHL season.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

On October 7, 2016, the Devils signed McLeod to a three-year entry-level contract.[3] In a preseason game on September 25, 2017, McLeod tore his meniscus in his left knee and required arthroscopic surgery. When he was activated from injured reserve he was reassigned to the Mississauga Steelheads.[4]

On April 3, 2018, McLeod was assigned to the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League following the conclusion of his OHL career.[5] McLeod was recalled for the first time by the Devils on November 29, following Jean-Sébastien Dea being picked up on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.[6] He made his NHL debut the following night in a 6–3 loss to the Washington Capitals,[7] and was sent back to the Binghamton Devils the following day.[8]

PersonalEdit

He is the older brother to Ryan McLeod, who is a member of the Edmonton Oilers organization after being drafted by them in the 2018 Entry Draft 40th overall.[9] His other brother, Matt McLeod, played for Canisius College.[10] He is close friends with current Devil Nathan Bastian, as both were line-mates with the Steelheads of the OHL.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Toronto Marlboros GTHL 33 21 36 57 20 16 10 5 15 24
2014–15 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 63 12 17 29 33
2015–16 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 57 21 40 61 71 7 3 6 9 6
2016–17 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 57 27 46 73 49 20 11 16 27 19
2017–18 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 38 16 28 44 34 6 6 4 10 11
2017–18 Binghamton Devils AHL 6 0 1 1 2
2018–19 Binghamton Devils AHL 55 6 27 33 43
2018–19 New Jersey Devils NHL 21 0 3 3 13
NHL totals 21 0 3 3 13
Medal record
Representing   Canada
Men's ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
  2015 Břeclav/Bratislava
IIHF World U20 Championship
  2017 Canada
  2018 USA

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada Red U17 6th 5 0 1 1 2
2015 Canada IH18   4 1 1 2 2
2016 Canada WJC18 4th 7 2 2 4 2
2017 Canada WJC   7 2 1 3 2
2018 Canada WJC   7 1 3 4 2
Junior totals 30 6 8 14 10

Awards and honoursEdit

Honours Year
OHL Cup Most Valuable Player 2014 [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michael McLeod wins 2014 OHL Cup MVP". thescout.ca. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Steelheads select McLeod 5th overall". Mississauga Steelheads. August 1, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "Devils Sign 2016 First-Round Pick Michael McLeod". NHL.com. October 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Mahiban, Dhiren (November 28, 2017). "Devils prospect Michael McLeod receives 'unexpected opportunity' after knee injury". sportingnews.com. Sporting News. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "NEW JERSEY ASSIGNS MCLEOD TO BINGHAMTON". binghamtondevils.com. April 3, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Ryan, Chris (November 29, 2018). "Devils recall Michael McLeod after losing Jean-Sebastien Dea on waivers". nj.com. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Stein, Amanda (November 30, 2018). "Devils downed by Capitals". NHL.com. Retrieved November 30, 2018. Devils 2016 first round (12th overall) pick, Michael McLeod made his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals. McLeod, wearing no. 41, centered the fourth line with Brian Boyle and Miles Wood on his wings.
  8. ^ Ryan, Chris (December 1, 2018). "Devils' lines, pairings vs. Jets (12/1/18) Will Butcher out; Michael McLeod sent down". nj.com. Retrieved December 2, 2018. One day after making his NHL debut, Michael McLeod went back down to the Binghamton Devils in the AHL.
  9. ^ "RYAN MCLEOD". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "MATTHEW MCLEOD". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Michael McLeod named 2014 OHL Cup MVP". Ontario Hockey League. April 4, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2016.

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