The brooms were out in Mississauga last night as the Steelheads completed a four-game sweep of the Peterborough Petes in the OHL Eastern Conference Final, and finished the night hoisting the Bobby Orr Trophy. The Steelheads are led by 19-year-old captain Michael McLeod, who was selected by the Devils in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft with the 12th overall pick. During the 2016 postseason, McLeod has been lighting up the stat sheet, tallying 25 points (9g-16a) in 15 games played, including a goal and assist in Mississauga's 7-0 rout of the Petes in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Michael McLeod hasn't been the only Devils prospect showing his scoring prowess during the OHL Playoffs. Nathan Bastian, the Devil 2016 second round draft pick (41st overall), is the other half of the self-proclaimed "Super Buddies" and is enjoying a very productive postseason in his own right. Bastian has registered 6g-7a in 15 games played after posting a 45-point regular season (16g-29a).
The Steelheads are headed to the OHL Championship Series and will take on the winner of the Owen Sound Attack and Erie Otters. The McLeod and Bastian duo are giving opponents a reason to #FearTheFish.