1/30/18 | On Tuesday, Vigneault said that McLeod is a big body, north/south player that brings energy and is a good teammate.
he added that "with our situation as far as depth, we felt that it was the right thing to do and he will get a chance to play in the next game."
McLeod said that he wants to bring energy and do whatever he can to help the Rangers. (NYR)
He added that McLeod brings a dimension that the Rangers don't have and that he and Jeff Gorton thought he would be a worthwhile pick up for the Rangers.
Vigneault said that McLeod has a "role and an identity" and is a "good team player."
This season, McLeod has played in 23 games, has 1 goal, 1 assist, 72 PIM and is averaging 6:49 per game.
In 659 games for Colorado, McLeod had 66 goals, 51 assists, 1,359 PIM and an average of 10:29 per game and 1,571 hits.
In 54 games with Nashville the past two seasons, he has 5 goals, 2 assists, 165 PIM, 155 hits and an average of 7:41 per game.
McLeod has 157 fights in his NHL career according to Hockey Fights.
Adam Rotter: I'm still not entirely sure why the Rangers wanted to add McLeod unless it's strictly for toughness/protection if/when the Rangers call up more younger players. He doesn't add a whole lot to how the Rangers want to play and while he may be a good locker room person, the Rangers need better output on the ice. Maybe McLeod can be a positive influence on and off the ice and help the Rangers but at the outset there are still a lot of questions as to why the Rangers picked him up.