After a stellar postseason run in the OHL Playoffs, Devils prospects Mikey McLeod and Nathan Bastian's season came to an end this weekend. The "Super Buddies" duo skated for the Mississauga Steelheads and led the squad to an OHL Central Division victory and hoisted the Bobby Orr Trophy (awarded to the winners of the Eastern Conference) before being eliminated by the Erie Otters in Game 5 of the 2017 Rogers OHL Championship Series.
Mississauga's captain and New Jersey's 2016 first-round pick (12th overall) Mikey McLeod led the Steelheads with 27 points (11g-16a) in 20 games played during the playoffs, which ranks him fifth among all OHL skaters. Nathan Bastian had himself a very solid postseason run as well, totaling 7g-7a in 20 games played. Bastian was the 6'4", 205lb. right-winger who the Devils selected with their second-round pick (41st overall) last June. McLeod and Bastian's continued dominance is an encouraging sign for the Devils offseason outlook and keeps a bright light shining on the Devils future.
Congrats to Michael McLeod and Nathan Bastian on all their accomplishments this year in Mississauga. Visit the Official Site of the Mississauga Steelheads to learn more about the Devils prospects.