Bears Sign Defenseman John MacLeod To One-Year Deal

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The Hershey Bears signed defenseman John MacLoud as a free agent, the team announced on Thursday morning. 

The 22-year old defenseman was drafted 57th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014. He recorded three assists and a +4 rating in 23 games for Boston University last season. MacLoud tallied five goals, 22 points, and a +27 rating in 119 career games for BU.

He participated at the under 18 world junior championships for the United States in 2013-14 and tallied two goals, three points, and a +4 rating.

He has no AHL experience.

From Bears’ Release:

The Hershey Bears announced today (here) that the club has signed defenseman John MacLeod to a one-year, American Hockey League contract.

MacLeod, 22, will start his professional career in the Hershey organization in 2018-19 after playing four seasons at Boston University. The Dracut, Mass. native appeared in 119 career games with the Terriers, scoring 22 points (5 goals, 17 assists) and adding 130 penalty minutes. He collected three assists in 23 games in 2017-18, helping Boston University to a Hockey East Championship.

The 6-foot-2, 192-pound defender is a product of the United States National Team Development Program. He won a gold medal with Team USA at the U18 World Championships in 2014. He was originally a 2nd round selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2014 NHL Draft.

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By Harrison Brown

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