We have an OHL trade to announce! The Mississauga Steelheads have traded Oilers prospect Ryan McLeod to the Saginaw Spirit in exchange for Duncan Penman, a 2019 third-round pick, 2020 second-round pick, 2022 third-round pick, 2024 third-round pick, and a conditional draft pick.
McLeod, 19, comes to Saginaw after spending the last 4 seasons (2015-18) with the Steelheads where he has appeared in 230 OHL games and has recorded 54 goals, 116 assists for 170 points. #SoarWithUs #LetsGoOilers https://t.co/On6hCImTTF
— Saginaw Spirit (@SpiritHockey) January 3, 2019
McLeod has had a steady year in the OHL this year with 38 points in just 32 games. He leaves a Mississauga team that currently sits in 6th place in their conference for a Saginaw team that is in third place in their own conference. At the time of posting, the Spirit sit only one point behind the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and six points behind Evan Bouchard‘s London Knights. McLeod’s 38 points will slot him as the third-highest scorer on his new team and the highest scoring centerman by ten points.
His new GM Dave Drinkill had this to say about his new acquisition:
“As an organization, we are extremely excited to add a player like Ryan McLeod to our already strong group of forwards, said Drinkill. “We feel he brings game-breaking ability to our team using his speed and skill to make plays for himself and others. We are looking forward to seeing what he can do within our system. Elite players like Ryan McLeod do not become available very often so we are fortunate to be adding him today and can’t wait to see him in a Spirit uniform.”