2018 NHL Draft Profile – Ryan McLeod
Ryan McLeod scored more goals (26) and points (70) this year for the Mississauga Steelheads than in his previous two seasons combined. He is the younger brother of 2016 New Jersey Devils first round pick Michael McLeod, and is ranked 16th by NHL Central Scouting.
McLeod describes himself as: Competitive, Creative, Selfless, Skilled, Responsible.
NHL Central Scouting says: Strong and effortless skater; has deceptive speed and agility – utilizes speed on the rush to take the defenseman wide while protecting and shielding the puck – speed and puck handling ability allows him to gain the offensive zone very effectively – arguably one of the best passers available for this upcoming draft – very good instincts and very smart and patient game with the puck – very reliable and smart away from the puck; plays a strong two way game – good balance and quick hands in the face-off circle – he plays in all situations and has a big role on his team.