Already threatening to attack, Edmonton Oilers added an offensive element to their squad.
After recovering from the American Hockey League (AHL) last week, Ryan McLeod completed his quarantine and trained with his new teammates for the first time on Sunday.
“It’s a well-deserved reminder. Even after a week of inactivity, it was so good today [dimanche]. “He’s big, fast and talented,” said Connor McDavid via video, after sharing Ice with McLeod for the first time.
The 21-year-old Ontario is considered one of the top candidates on the Alberta list and he has shown why he has earned this spot.
With Bakersfield Condors in AHL, McLeod scored 14 goals and scored as many goals as 28 points in 28 games. It also kept a difference of +23. Before resuming activities surrounding the North American hockey world, he went on a tour of Switzerland’s best league. Collect 11 points in 15 games.
McLeod is set to make his National Hockey League debut this week, with the Oilers appearing four times over the next seven days.
Head coach David Tibbitt hasn’t said when the youngster will be on his list, but he does seem to like the versatility of his new skater a lot.
“He got a few reps with the second power game,” said the pilot. I don’t think I was using it early in the penalty spot. We want him to adapt a little, but he can play in both units, and those are important parts of his game. It’s good both ways on the ice. “
I’m really excited, ‘said McLeod.
“In the last matches [des Oilers]There seemed to be a lot of hostility and it was fun to watch. Added the person who was selected in the second round (40e Overall) from the 2018 draft.