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Cody McLeod | Winger

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Cody McLeod registered a goal and fighting major in Sunday's 3-2 win against Minnesota.
"We wanted to come in and get two points and the boys played well, coming off the back to back," McLeod said. "We're in a heated rivalry. I'd say this our main rival right now. Stuff happened last game but we came out to battle and our main goal was to get two points, and we did that." McLeod was fined by the league for entering the game on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation the last time Colorado played the Wild. He hit Mikael Granlund and fought Charlie Coyle in that contest. On Sunday, he dropped the gloves with Chris Stewart and scored his sixth goal of the season. McLeod ranks second in the league with 172 penalty minutes. Mar 9 - 12:45 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Cody McLeod will play on a line with Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog on Saturday.

McLeod is getting this opportunity because Nathan MacKinnon (foot) is out for the rest of the season. McLeod is a great source of PIM with 167 penalty minutes in 64 contests, but he hasn't done much offensively (nine points). He should be worth owning in standard leagues as long as he's playing with Landeskog and O'Reilly though.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 7 - 10:26 AM

Cody McLeod has been fined $3,091.40 for entering the game on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation.

He did so with only 8.1 seconds remaining in regulation when he threw a hit on Minnesota's Mikael Granlund and fought Charlie Coyle on Sunday. McLeod ended up with 17 minutes in penalties on the play.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 3 - 11:35 AM

Cody McLeod racked up 30 penalty minutes in Saturday's 4-1 win over Dallas.

McLeod dropped the gloves twice in the game. He fought Curtis McKenzie late in the first period and he also went up against Jason Demers in the third. McLeod picked up an additional 10 minute penalty and a game misconduct after the second fight. In a surprise twist, he was voted the game's first star by the media. The 30-year-old finished the night with four shots, five hits and two blocked shots. "That's what he does, night in night out, and that's why he's in this league and one of the most effective energy players, physical players — one of the best guys in his role in this league," Avs captain Gabe Landeskog said of McLeod.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 15 - 9:53 AM

Cody McLeod was an assist away from registering a Gordie Howe hat trick Tuesday night.

He scored a goal and dropped the gloves with Nashville's Paul Gaustad in the first period of a 4-3 overtime loss. It was his first goal since Jan. 4 and he came close to getting another one in the match. McLeod ranks second in the league with 98 penalty minutes in 49 games and he leads the NHL with 10 majors.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 28 - 11:08 AM

Cody McLeod took a shot off his foot in practice Monday, but he managed to play on Tuesday.

He was viewed as questionable to play because of some swelling. McLeod had a shot a minor penalty for hi-sticking during his 8:24 of ice time versus Chicago.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 7 - 12:16 PM

Cody McLeod fought Matt Hendricks on Friday night.

No extra infractions were assessed after they had their dance near the end of the first period. McLeod is up now up to 85 PIMs, good for second in the NHL behind Steve Downie while Hendricks is merely up to 37.
Jan 3 - 1:09 AM

Cody McLeod remains one of fantasy hockey's best penalty minute contributors.

With 76 PIMs this season, McLeod stands first on the Avalanche and tied for third in the NHL with Antoine Roussel. Only Derek Dorsett (77) and Steve Downie (135) have more penalty minutes than McLeod. This should not be a surprise as the tough Avs' winger has not finished lower than 20th in the NHL in any season since he became a regular and has two top finishes.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:42:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have been impressed with the play of Cody McLeod.

McLeod is a tough customer who brings a lot of energy to the Avs' lineup. "He's the guy you want to go out to battle with. He's the guy you want on your team," Landeskog said of McLeod. "He's not fun to play against but certainly the guys want him on your side of the trenches. It's testament to his character and who he is. He's got one of the toughest jobs, but yet he goes out there and does it year in, year out, day in, day out. He's a leader, and guys follow him."
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Cody McLeod has agreed to a three-year, $4 million extension with the Colorado Avalanche.

That will represent a mild increase over McLeod's current $1.15 million cap hit. Of the Avalanche forwards that currently have one-way contracts, only Daniel Briere is still scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July. McLeod had 13 points and 122 penalty minutes in 71 contests in 2013-14.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 11:51:00 AM

Cody McLeod scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota on Saturday.

It was McLeod's first goal and point of Colorado's playoff run. He had five goals and eight assists in 71 contests in the regular season.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 09:11:00 AM

Cody McLeod (ankle) is expected to be back in the lineup for Game 1 of Colorado's first-round series against Minnesota.

He missed a sixth straight game on Sunday due to an ankle injury.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Cody McLeod (ankle) skated with the team Thursday morning and he's expected to return soon.

If he doesn't suit up against San Jose on Friday then coach Patrick Roy expects McLeod to be ready to play on Sunday in Anaheim. McLeod has missed four games already with an ankle injury.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 08:56:00 AM

An MRI on Cody McLeod's ankle hasn't revealed major damage.

McLeod has a sprain and is listed as day-to-day. "The ligament has been touched but the rest is good," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. "He will be back ASAP. We don't think he'll be back this weekend, but he might be back somewhere in the last four games." He has five goals, 13 points, and 122 penalty minutes in 71 contests this season.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Cody McLeod departed with a left leg injury on Thursday night against the Rangers.

McLeod crashed awkwardly into the boards after a hit. He played 8:06, with two penalty minutes and a shot on goal. The 29-year-old has 13 points and 120 penalty minutes this season.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 11:27:00 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2John Mitchell
3Carl Soderberg
4Daniel Briere
5Freddie Hamilton
6Joey Hishon
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Jordan Caron
4Cody McLeod
5Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Blake Comeau
3Jarome Iginla
4Dennis Everberg
5Jesse Winchester
6Patrick Bordeleau
7Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Jan Hejda
5Nick Holden
6Nikita Zadorov
7Brad Stuart
8Nate Guenin
9Ryan Wilson
10Zach Redmond
11Duncan Siemens
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra