Nashville, Tenn. (February 6, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday the club has acquired forward Cody McLeod from the New York Rangers in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
McLeod, 34 (6/26/84), has a goal and 60 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Rangers this season, his 12th NHL campaign. The 6-foot-2, 204-pound left wing suited up in 54 games for the Predators in parts of two seasons in 2016-17 and 2017-18, adding seven points and 165 penalty minutes, including a goal in his Nashville debut on Jan. 14, 2017.
Originally signed by the Avalanche as an undrafted free agent in 2006, McLeod has appeared in 769 NHL games, tallying 127 points (72g-55a) and 1,623 penalty minutes, the most among active NHL players in that time span. He has skated in 38 career postseason contests - 15 of which came with the Predators in 2017, where he scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 of the Preds' First Round series versus St. Louis and had 52 hits as Nashville reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time.