Devils forward and 2018 Team Canada WJC member Michael McLeod
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MAJOR | One particular 2018 World Junior player facing additional charges

Published February 2, 2024 at 1:02 PM

The 2018 Team Canada World Junior scandal has seen significant updates recently. Five players have now surrendered to London police — Michael McLeod and Callan Foote of the New Jersey Devils, Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, Flames forward and former Team Canada captain Dillon Dube, and former Senators forward Alex Formenton. They have all been granted leaves from their respective clubs, and their status for the future with those teams remains uncertain.

While the incident in question occurred in June of 2018, six months after the tournament in which Canada won gold, the trial is not expected to occur until 2026. In the meantime, what the five players will look like is also uncertain. However, one player faces an additional charge that the other four do not. That player is New Jersey Devils forward Michael McLeod, charged with "being a party to the offence."

McLeod, who turns 26 on Saturday, was the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft by New Jersey. He's been a mainstay in the Devils' bottom six 2020-2021 and has recorded ten goals and 19 points in 45 games this season. The public will have to wait and see what this additional charge brings to McLeod.

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