Final Grade: Cody McLeod

This report card is a joint effort by Cheryl, Sandie, Paul, A.J. and DDC. Stats courtesy of hockey-reference.com and NHL.com

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Final Grade

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Final Grade: C-

Midseason Grade: C-

Last Year: C

Position: LW (70gp), RW (1gp)

Lines: 4th (50gp), 3rd (20gp), 2nd (1gp)

Vitals: 6'2" / 210 / 27 (on Sunday) / Shoots L

Drafted by: Undrafted

Joined Avalanche: Signed as a free agent, July 6, 2006

MHH Nicknames: Highlander, Cody Mac

Linemates:

C:

  • Dupuis 40gp 4g 2a 6pt -2
  • O'Reilly 14gp 1g 1a 2pt -1
  • McClement 9gp 0g 0a 0pt -2
  • Porter 4gp 0g 0a 0pt -1
  • Duchene 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even
  • Galiardi 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even
  • Olver 1gp 0g 0a 0pt -2

RW:

  • Koci 15gp 2g 0a 2pt -1
  • Yip 15gp 1g 1a 2pt -6
  • Winnik 13gp 0g 0a 0pt -2
  • Mauldin 11gp 0g 1a 1pt -1
  • Olver 3gp 1g 0a 1pt Even
  • VDG 3gp 0g 1a 1pt Even
  • Dupuis 1gp 0g 0a 0pt -1
  • Stewart 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even

Avs with McLeod in the lineup: 26-38-7 (.415pt%) 2.87 GF 3.56 GA

Ice Time:

  • TTOI 9:46 (17th)
  • EV 9:06 (17th)
  • PK 0:29 (10th)
  • PP 0:10 (16th)

 

Career Highlights: McLeod set a career high in penalty minutes with 189

Report: This is the last Report Card of the season, and coincidentally, it is the 39th entry in this series of reports. Cody Mac played 71 games this season and amassed 189 penalty minutes, which when averaged out leads to 2.66 penalty minutes a game. Most of his penalties were the results of fights. He had a whopping 14 fights this season, three misconducts, and one game misconduct.  An interesting fact: Highlander had 5 goals this season, 2 of which were on the power play. Not bad for a guy who averages 10 seconds of power play time per game. McLeod has wavered between an enforcer and a agitator role but hasn't been able to find a niche with either.

Fun Fact: Although the Avalanche dressed 39 players - 12 in their first or second year - no player had a jersey number in the 60s or higher. Only one other team this year had that same distinction: the Devils.

The Cody McLeod Drinking Game: Drink when McLeod hits someone  Drunk potential: High (tops among Avalanche forwards)

What We Said Last YearIt just seems like during the second half of the season, there were too many games where I just did not notice him. And for a pest, playing a quiet game is a cardinal sin.

2010 Cap Hit: $1,033,333

2011 Status: Signed through next season (UFA at expiry)

Outlook for Next Season: McLeod is a bit of a tweener - part enforcer, part checking forward, part agitator. While he's shown flashes in all three areas at times, he's never quite pulled one of them together with consistency (let alone all three).  The Avalanche have really seemed to favor forwards with some versatility lately - guys like Daniel Winnik and Kevin Porter. McLeod is one of the holdovers from the old regime and doesn't quite fit the new mold. We would not be shocked to see him dealt this summer. If not, pencil him in as the 4th line left winger.

Next Up: The End (and probably some sort of half-assed recap thingy tomorrow)

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