Blazing fast feet, quick hands and thinking the game well both ways are skills that got McLeod drafted in the first round.
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March 2021 – McLeod has solidified the Devils’ bottom-six, becoming the fourth-line center with regularity. His five points in 22 games do not indicate any high-end offense to come from McLeod, but he is a very decent stabilizing force down the middle for the Devils, especially on the penalty kill. Hadi Kalakeche
October 2020 – McLeod has been stuck in the twilight zone between consistent AHL ice-time and sheltered NHL minutes for the past two seasons, with two quarter-seasons at the top level under his belt already. He’s struggled to put up consistent numbers at the AHL level this season and has yet to register an NHL goal. It does not help that the top-two center roles in NJ are locked in for the next decade, with Hischier and Hughes. His abilities shine through in transition, as he puts d-men on their heels and drives the net with his pace and dynamism. However, his IQ will need to come a long way if he’ll look to establish himself as a top-nine option down the road for the Devils. Hadi Kalakeche
March 2020 – McLeod for some reason has seen his production drop since the full system change in Binghamton. He is now just under a half-point a game in Binghamton (23 points in 47 games). Concerns include being moved off the puck easier than usual especially in New Jersey where he only has two points in 12 games. McLeod has regressed significantly. Chris Wassel