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Prospect Profile: Michael McLeod

Devils former first round pick making massive impact in OHL Playoffs

by Brian Born @BrianBorn /

Michael McLeod is a point machine. The Devils' 2016 first round draft pick has been on a scoring frenzy for the Mississauga Steelheads and has carried his strong play into the OHL Playoffs. In 14 games played this post-season, McLeod leads the Steelheads with 23 points (8g-15a) including last night's GWG in double-overtime, lifting Mississauga over the Peterborough Petes. The Steelheads currently hold a 3-0 series lead over the Petes, due largely in part to the play of McLeod and "Super Buddy" teammate (and fellow Devils prospect) Nathan Bastian.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Check out @MikeyMcLeod9's Game 3 GWG in double-OT, giving the @OHLSteelheads a 3-0 series lead in the @OHLHockey Eastern Conference Final.

During the regular season, Michael McLeod averaged 1.28 points per game, racking up 73 points (27g-46a) in 57 games played. Keep an eye on McLeod's progression as the promising Devils prospect aims to finish off the OHL Eastern Conference Finals and hoist the Bobby Orr Trophy on Wednesday night.

Name: Michael McLeod
Age: 19
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Draft Choice: 1st Round, 12th overall in 2016 NHL Entry Draft
Twitter & Instagram Account: @MikeyMcLeod9

Pregame Meal: Chicken Stir-fry
Beverage: Orange juice
Favorite Band: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Offseason Activity: Playing basketball
Favorite Baseball Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii
Favorite Movie: The Choice
Favorite Non-Hockey Athlete: Russell Westbrook
Favorite Apparel Brand: Lulu Lemon
Favorite TV Show: Stranger Things

Fun Facts…
Age when he started playing hockey: Three
Other sports he played: Soccer, lacrosse, rugby
"If I wasn't a hockey play, I would be…": A real estate agent

Good Luck to Michael McLeod and the rest of the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL as they continue the club's quest for their first Rogers OHL Championship Series appearance since 2011. Game 4 of three of the OHL Eastern Conference Final will take place on Wednesday April 26 at 7PM in Mississauga. 

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