Known for his grit and grind, McLeod was exposed on waivers in 2017-2018 and claimed by the Rangers. He has played in 31 games for the Rangers this season and has 1 goal. McLeod has been one of the least effective skaters in the NHL this season by almost any metric.
The Rangers' offense has suffered terribly with McLeod this year:
So has their defense:
He is worse now than he was when the Preds traded for him the first time:
Cody McLeod was nothing if not consistent pic.twitter.com/CvqjxpnTaE— EvolvingWild (@EvolvingWild) January 24, 2019
And whatever model you're using, he is not good. McLeod will replace Zac Rinaldo, whose season has ended due to injury, but is in several respects measurably worse than Rinaldo, especially defensively:
He adds nothing except PIM, which is not the effective deterrent that some people say it is.
Cody McLeod scored 7 points in his time in Predators gold (5 goals, 2 assists) over 54 games. He is 6’2” and 34 years old. His contract expires at the end of the season.