NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Michael McLeod to a three-year contract after making him their top pick in the 2016 draft, the team announced.

General Manager Ray Shero said the deal was signed Friday.

McLeod scored 21 goals and had 40 assists in 57 games with Mississauga of the OHL in 2015-16. As a rookie, he had 12 goals and 17 assists in 63 games.

McLeod played for Canada and won gold at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

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