The contract will kick in for the 2019-20 season but the 19-year-old also signed an amateur tryout contract with the Bakersfield Condors, which means he can join the Oilers’ AHL affiliate and begin playing in playoff games right away.
McLeod was selected in the second round (40th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft. The six-foot-three centre, lauded for his strong skating ability, recorded 19 goals and 62 points in 63 games split between the Mississauga Steelheads and Saginaw Spirit in the OHL this past season.
One of McLeod’s older brothers, Michael, is currently in the New Jersey Devils system. They were teammates together with the Steelheads for three seasons.
May 1, 2019