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Fantasy Summary

Two-way center with middle-six upside.


Observations

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June 2022 – A player whose development curve continues to climb, McLeod continued to improve in his rookie NHL season. The speedy youngster is the second-best skater on the team behind Mcdavid and did not look out of place in a bottom-six role on the Oilers. Last season, McLeod recorded 21 points in 71 games and another four in 16 playoff games. His playoff stats do not do him justice though, as he was one of the Oilers’ best players in some of their playoff games and flashed more potential than his stats might suggest. As the roster sits, expect McLeod to be the Oilers’ third-line center this season. If Edmonton is patient with him and continues to help him develop, he could be a very strong asset to the team in the near future. Jameson Ewasiuk

October 2020 – McLeod’s first season in the AHL definitely was not flashy and although he struggled to put up consistent offensive numbers, he did start to improve his overall game. Becoming a more complete player going forward would allow him to carve out a bottom-six role in the NHL in the future. His five goals and 23 points in 56 games as an AHL rookie will not jump off the page but patience will be key with this player as he is developing. On September 5th, it was announced that the Oilers had loaned McLeod to EV Zug of the Swiss National League. Holland has been doing a great job of making sure his prospects get playing time this fall during these uncertain times. The young center has played one game for EV Zug and recorded two penalty minutes. Overall, if McLeod’s offensive game continues to develop, Edmonton could have a potential third-line center on their hands but at this time he