The Nashville Predators made a trade on Friday acquiring veteran forward Cody McLeod from Colorado in exchange for prospect Felix Girard. The Predators sent out a press release:
Nashville, TN – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile today announced that the club has acquired forward Cody McLeod from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Felix Girard.
McLeod, 32 (6/26/84), has appeared in 659 games over 10 NHL seasons, all with Colorado, amassing 1,359 penalty minutes and 117 points (66g-51a). The Binscarth, Manitoba native has played in 28 games for the Avalanche this season and recorded 52 penalty minutes. He notched his first point of the season on Dec. 31 vs. the Rangers with a goal at 1:59 of the first period.
Originally signed by Colorado in 2006 as an undrafted free agent, McLeod has recorded eight fighting majors this season, fourth-most in the NHL. He led the League in fighting majors in 2015-16 with 12.
UPDATE: From ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun: FYI the Avs retain 40 percent of McLeod’s salary/cap hit. He has another year on his deal next season at $1.33 M cap hit