Cody McLeod
Cody McLeod
Avalanche - Left Wing
NUMBER: 55
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 210
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 06/26/1984
AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Binscarth, MB, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted

2012-13 SEASON
Was one of two Colorado players to appear in all 48 games…Recorded eight goals and four assists 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 in 2012-13, giving him an Avalanche-record 78 fights in his career…Scored a goal and dropped the gloves in the season opener at Minnesota on Jan. 19…Recorded his 73rd career fighting major on Jan. 30 at Vancouver, passing Jeff Odgers (72) for the most in Avalanche history…Also went over 800 career penalty minutes on Jan. 30, becoming the sixth player in franchise history–and second in Avalanche history–to surpass 800 career PIM…Tied his career high with two goals on April 15 vs. Columbus, his fourth career multi-goal effort and first since Oct. 17, 2009 at Detroit…Tallied five goals over a five-game span, April 13-23.

CAREER
2011-12:
Led the team with 164 penalty minutes, becoming the first player in Colorado 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)…Finished with nine hits in Colorado’s 1-0 victory at Boston on Oct. 10, tying his personal best for hits in a single game…Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 19 vs. Philadelphia…Surpassed 700 career PIM on Jan. 7 at St. Louis.

2010-11: Led the Avalanche with a career-high 189 penalty minutes, the most by an Avs player since Jeff Odgers had 259 in 1998-99…Finished fourth in the NHL in penalty minutes, trailing only Zenon Konopka (307), Chris Neil (210) and Theo Peckham (198)…Ranked first among Colorado forwards with 147 hits, second most on the team…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.

2009-10: Skated in 74 games and led 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…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 for Colorado and led the team in hits (25).

2008-09: Scored 15 goals and added 162 penalty minutes in 79 games during his second NHL season…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…That snapped a streak of 114 consecutive games (124 including playoffs) since making his NHL debut on Dec. 19, 2007.

2007-08: 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 club 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 Chris 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) in 27 games…Was leading the Monsters with 101 penalty minutes at the time of his recall.

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: Recorded 19 points (11g/8a) and 180 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Albany River Rats (AHL)…Finished second on the team in penalty minutes and fourth in games played.

2005-06: Split the season between Lowell (AHL) and San Diego (ECHL)…Had a combined 135 minutes in penalties, including 87 with Lowell (second most on the team)…Appeared in two playoff contests with the San Diego Gulls, recording three points (2g/1a).

2004-05: Tied for the team lead with 31 goals in his final season with Portland of the Western Hockey League…Finished second on the club with 60 points…Led the Winter Hawks with 195 PIM…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: Had 13 points in 47 games during his first season with Portland (WHL).

PERSONAL
Cody and his wife, Jessy, have a daughter, Peyton…They reside in Manitoba during the summer…Participates in the Avalanche Player Clinics, as well as “Team Fit,” a program which teaches kids about nutrition.…He and Ryan O’Reilly visited the Children’s Museum of Denver on Halloween of 2011 to visit with kids and sign autographs…Spent time with cancer patients at HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora in 2010-11.