Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Cody McLeod
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 06/26/1984
AGE: 32
DRAFTED: undrafted

2014-15 SEASON
Was one of five Avalanche players to appear in all 82 games during his eighth NHL season…Led the team with 268 hits, the most ever by an Avalanche player in a single season…Also paced the club with a career-high 191 penalty minutes, the most by an Avs player since Jeff Odgers had 259 in 1998-99…McLeod’s 191 PIM finished second in the league while his 268 hits ranked sixth…Tied a franchise record with his seventh career 100-PIM season…Steven Finn, Dale Hunter and Randy Moller also had seven 100-PIM campaigns with the Quebec Nordiques…Recorded a league-high 19 fighting majors in 2014-15, giving him 109 in his career (most in Avalanche history)…Has now appeared in 549 career games, the fourth-most regular season contests by an Avalanche player since the franchise relocated to Denver in 1995…Only Milan Hejduk (1,020), Joe Sakic (870) and Adam Foote (760) have appeared in more…Signed a three-year extension prior to the season on Sept. 29, 2014…Surpassed 1,000 career penalty minutes on Oct. 24 vs. Vancouver…Became the first player in Avalanche history and sixth in franchise history to surpass 1,000 PIM…Scored the game-winning goal and had an assist to tie his career high with two points on Oct. 30 vs. NY Islanders…Appeared in his 500th NHL game on Dec. 21 at Detroit, becoming the 18th player in franchise history and eighth in Avalanche history to play 500 games…Recorded his 100th fighting major on Jan. 27 at Nashville…Logged two fighting majors for the first time in his career on Feb. 8 at Winnipeg…Recorded a career-high 30 penalty minutes on Feb. 14 vs. Dallas, the first Avs player to register 30 PIM in a game since Chris McAllister had 31 on Feb. 20, 2004 at Dallas…Picked up his 100th NHL point on Feb. 16 vs. Arizona…Set a team record with 11 hits on Feb. 27 at Dallas.

Led Colorado in penalty minutes (122) and finished fourth in hits (148)…Had a team-high 12 fighting majors…Appeared in his 400th NHL game on Oct. 10 at Boston…Served a five-game suspension, Oct. 19 to Nov. 1…Passed Adam Foote (948) for the most penalty minutes in Avalanche history on Feb. 1 vs. Buffalo…Scored his first career short-handed goal on March 29 vs. San Jose…Left the game with an ankle injury on April 3 vs. NY Rangers, forcing him to miss the final six games of the regular season.

2013-14 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all seven playoff games for Colorado, tallying one goal with a team-high 22 penalty minutes…Scored a short-handed goal in Game 5 vs. Minnesota on April 26…It was the first short-handed tally by an Avalanche player in the postseason since Ben Guite on April 19, 2008 vs. Minnesota (Game 6, WCQF).

2012-13: Was one of two Colorado players to appear in all 48 games…Recorded eight goals, second-most of his career, with a team-leading 83 penalty minutes…Finished second on the club in hits (106) and tied for third in plus/minus rating (+4)…Had a team-high seven fighting majors…Recorded his 73rd career fighting major on Jan. 30 at Vancouver, passing Jeff Odgers (72) for the most in Avalanche history…Tied his career high with two goals on April 15 vs. Columbus.

2011-12: Led the team with 164 penalty minutes, becoming the first player in Avalanche history to register 100 penalty minutes in five consecutive seasons…Broke the previous mark of four straight set by Ian Laperriere from 2005-09…Ranked fifth in the league in PIM…Led the club with 17 fighting majors, one shy of his career high (18 in 2009-10)…Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 19 vs. Philadelphia.

2010-11: Led the Avalanche with 189 penalty minutes, fourth-most in the league…Ranked second on the team with 147 hits…Led the Avs with 15 major penalties and 14 fighting majors…Scored his first career power-play goal before leaving with a game misconduct on Oct. 15 at New Jersey…Surpassed 500 career penalty minutes on Nov. 25 at Edmonton…Missed 11 of 12 games due to a groin injury, Dec. 19 to Jan. 12.

Paced the Avalanche in hits (197) and penalty minutes (138)…Ranked first on the team with 18 major penalties…Matched his career high with two goals and had a fighting major on Oct. 17 at Detroit…Suffered an eye injury on Oct. 21 at Minnesota, forcing him to miss six games…Was placed on IR, Oct. 24 (retroactive to Oct. 21) and activated on Nov. 4…Left in the first period after blocking a shot on March 14 at Dallas and missed two games, March 16-17…Had two assists and was +3 in his 200th NHL game, April 7 at Edmonton.

2009-10 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all six playoff games and led the team in hits (25).

2008-09: Scored 15 goals and added 162 penalty minutes in 79 games…Was one of four NHL players with at least 15 goals and 150 PIM, joining David Backes, Alex Burrows and David Clarkson…Became only the second player in Avalanche history to reach 15 goals and 150 PIM in a single season (Chris Simon, 1995-96)…Led the Avs in hits (194) and finished second in penalty minutes…Was third on the team in goals, all of which came at even-strength…McLeod, Tyler Kennedy and Andrew Ladd were the only NHL players to score at least 15 goals without a power-play or short-handed tally…Shared the club lead in game-winning goals (3)…Was second on the Avalanche with 10 fighting majors…Tallied his first career multi-goal game on Dec. 9 vs. Los Angeles and got his second on Dec. 29 vs. Nashville…Compiled a career-high four-game point streak from Jan. 15-21…Appeared in his 100th NHL game on Feb. 2 vs. Calgary…Missed three contests due to a shoulder injury, March 8-12, snapping a streak of 114 consecutive games (124 including playoffs).

Dressed in each of the final 49 games for the Avalanche after being recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) on Dec. 16…Finished second on the Avs with 120 penalty minutes, becoming the first rookie in Avalanche history to surpass 100 penalty minutes…The last franchise rookies to reach 100 PIM’s were David Karpa (148) and Chris Simon (132) in 1993-94…Collected 12 fighting majors…Made his NHL debut on Dec. 19 at Anaheim…Scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 27 vs. Detroit (Dominik Hasek)…Recorded two points (1g/1a), including his first NHL assist, on Jan. 12 at Carolina…Set an Avalanche rookie record with 26 penalty minutes on Feb. 18 vs. Detroit…It was the most PIM by a franchise rookie since Simon had 34 on March 23, 1993 at Washington…Scored the deciding goal in the 12th round of a shootout on Feb. 22 at Phoenix, ending the longest shootout in Avalanche history…Opened the season with Lake Erie, where he collected 13 points (6g/7a) and 101 PIM in 27 games.

2007-08 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 10 of Colorado’s playoff games, registering two points (1g/1a)…Led the team with 26 penalty minutes and finished second in hits with 22…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 (CQF) at Minnesota on April 9…Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 3 (CSF) vs. Detroit on April 29.

2006-07: Appeared in 73 games for the Albany River Rats (AHL) and led the club with 180 penalty minutes.

Split the season between Lowell (AHL) and San Diego (ECHL)…Had a combined 135 minutes in penalties, including 87 with Lowell (second on the team)…Appeared in two playoff contests with San Diego (2g/1a).

2004-05: Tied for the team lead with 31 goals in his final season with Portland (WHL)…Finished second on the club in points (60) and led the Winter Hawks in PIM (195)…Also appeared in one game for Adirondack of the United Hockey League.

2003-04: Finished second on the Winter Hawks with 227 penalty minutes.

2002-03: Skated in 71 games for Portland, tied for second-most on the team.

2001-02: Spent his first season with Portland (WHL).


Cody and his wife, Jessy, have two daughters, Peyton and Emma…Co-hosted a skating clinic at Pepsi Center in January 2014 for the National Sports Center for the Disabled…Volunteered at the giveSPORTS equipment drive in August of 2013 at Pepsi Center, which helped collect sports equipment and donations to benefit “A Precious Child” and the “Jessica Ghawi Scholarship Fund.”