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Michael McLeod Profile


Michael McLeod
Ht/Wt: 6' 2"/185 lbs
Position: C
Team: Mississauga (OHL)



Michael McLeod's Player Profile

The Draft Analyst - March 5, 2016 - "McLeod is an exciting two-way player with leadership qualities who happens to be one of the best skaters available for the coming NHL draft. He has one-step acceleration which helps him keep defenders off balance once the puck ends up on his stick. From that point forward, it’s off to the races, as McLeod combines his speed with keen vision to not only identify others for an option or two, but create one for himself. The best word to describe McLeod’s game is rapid — everything he does is with effort and a sense of urgency. What separates McLeod from the lot of draft-eligible speedsters is that he has the size, strength and puck-control skills to go along with it. "

Damien Cox of Sportsnet - January 13, 2016 - "An explosive skater, he may take time as pro for other skills to catch up, like Mikael Boedker. He still has potential to move up."

Curtis Joe of Elite Prospects - 2015 - "Michael McLeod is a highly skilled power center that relies on nobody but himself to get the job done. His size and skating make him difficult to contain, and his competitiveness gives him an edge against other teams' best. His deft puckhandling skills and control over his speed are the defining aspects of his offensive abilities. All-in-all, a top talent that is both dynamic and hard to play against."

Future Considerations - November 2015 - "McLeod has an excellent skating stride which includes several different gears and the ability to instantly change speed to shoot through holes in the defense. He is defensibly responsible and plays the game from goal light to goal light. Has a very high compete level, plays physical and will do whatever is required to help his team. Creates plenty of chances off the rush using his speed and willingness to take the puck to the net. Strong in the faceoff circle and has some leadership qualities NHL teams will like."

Michael McLeod Videos

Michael McLeod 2015-2016 OHL Highlights


McMash: Mike McLeod 2014 & 2015 Extended Highlights - 2016 NHL Draft Prospect


Mississauga Steelheads Mike McLeod, Top NHL Draft Prospect



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