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Draft Analysis: McLeod brings size, speed

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Michael McLeod, C, Mississauga (OHL)

NHL Central Scouting final North American ranking: 13

2015-16: 57 games, 21-40-61

McLeod is considered to be one of the fastest skaters in the 2016 draft class. He's a two-way forward with good size (6-2, 185), intelligence and the capability to play in all situations. He had six power-play goals, four shorthanded goals and won 58.0 percent of his faceoffs. McLeod is strong along the wall in battles for pucks and knows how to get to the net in the offensive zone.

NHL.com quick hit: Devils coach John Hynes desperately needed a future center, and McLeod could be that player. He might be the fastest player of this year's draft class, and also is good on special teams.

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