MacLeod, a 6-foot, 215-pound forward, recently finished his second season with the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League. The owner of 17-21--38 points in 62 overall games, MacLeod ranked eighth on his team in scoring and third in power-play goals (11) during the 2006-07 campaign. A physical player, MacLeod racked up 108 penalty minutes in helping Penticton secure a 41-14-2 regular-season record and first-place showing in the BCHL Interior Conference standings. MacLeod was a member of a Vees squad that led the league in scoring defense (2.70 gpg).
The victim of a season-ending injury prior to the 2005-06 season in Penticton, the 19-year-old MacLeod appeared in 50 contests during the 2004-05 slate, scoring 10-9--19 points for the Vees. He also had a three-game stint with the BCHL's Trail Smoke Eaters in 2003-04.
"Alex is a well-rounded player that plays with an aggressive style," said MTU head coach Jamie Russell. "He will step in to fill the same type of role that Jimmy Kerr, Jordan Foote and Tyler Shelast have on our team right now."
MacLeod joins Romulus native Anthony Schooley as a member of the Huskies' freshmen class for the 2008-09 season.