Ryan McLeod

by Peter Harling on November 25, 2017

Ryan McLeod, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190

Born: 1999-09-21

Hometown:  Mississauga, On

Drafted: 2018 NHL Draft eligible

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2017 –Younger brother of Steelheads teammate and New Jersey Devils prospect Mike McLeod, Ryan may not have the same wheels as his older brother but in his ow right is a top prospect. McLeod was the third overall selection from the 2015 OHL Priority Selection by the Flint Firebirds. After winning the OHL Cup and claiming MVP leading the Malboros to a title, McLeod was acquired by his home town Mississauga Steelheads for six draft picks. McLeod posted 20 points in his rookie season in 62 games. Last year he continued to develop raising his point totals to nine goals and 42 points in 68 games and took his game to another level in the post season with five goals and 20 points in 20 games. Due to his late birthday this will be his draft year and he had a slow start, but with the return of his older brother from New Jersey and Owen Tippett from Florida

A natural center, McLeod is already strong on draws and distributes the puck efficiently to his team mates. His skating isn’t as fast as his brothers, but is still a strength to his game as he has good acceleration, strong edge work and agility and is very strong on his skates. McLeod is more of a playmaker as he has excellent vision, puck skills and is more adept at setting teammates up than finishing, but he does have a good, quick and accurate wrist shot. McLeod is already strong on draws and has good size, but could be a little more aggressive. He plays a responsible two-way game and has no glaring holes to his game. -  Peter Harling

Fantasy Outlook: A-

Second line two-way center

 

Footage:

Ryan McLeod two goals vs Oshawa