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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Michael McLeod

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Centre
  • Date of birth: February 3, 1998
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 188 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Mississauga, OHL

Scouting Report

"He's an excellent hard-working, two-way forward with speed, quickness and smarts. He plays with drive and determination and is very tough to check. A coach can put him out in any situation and feel comfortable. He's a guy who could create offense off the fly, because with the speed he has he's very hard to defend against, so he's able to make plays. I think he could show a little bit more of a power-forward game, and I think it's in him where he can just drive to the net and go right through guys." - Dan Marr, NHL director of Central Scouting

Profile

  • Played minor hockey with the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League.
  • Drafted by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection
  • Finished last season second in goals (21), assists (40) and points (61) for the Steelheads.
  • His younger brother Ryan McLeod also plays with him in Mississauga.

Mississauga's McLeod on fast track to NHL

"I was still trying to find my game, trying to get offense back last season. We weren't the most skilled team but this year we are and I can kind of play my old, fast game, use my skill and work hard. It's been working out." - Michael McLeod

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