Jackals add rookie defensemen MacLeod, Suderman

ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and AHL’s Rochester Americans, announced that rookie defensemen Isaac MacLeod and Caleb Suderman have signed Standard Player Contracts for the 2014-15 season.

MacLeod, 22, served as an alternate captain and set a career high with 11 assists last year as a senior at Boston College. The 6-foot-5 215-pound blueliner recorded 27 points (2g-25a) and 87 penalty minutes in 142 collegiate games. The Nelson, British Columbia native helped Boston College win back-to-back Hockey East championships in 2010-11 and 2011-12 as well as the NCAA championship in 2011-12. He also was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team as a freshman in 2010-11. Prior to attending Boston College, MacLeod played for the Penticton Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League. He posted 23 assists in 56 games for the Vees in 2009-10. MacLeod was selected in the fifth round (136th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks.

Suderman, 25, is also entering his first professional season. The 6-foot-2 190-pound defenseman set a career high last season with 30 points (16g-14a) in 28 games at Concordia University. While serving as the captain of the Cobbers, Suderman led the team in goals and finished second in points. Suderman’s 16 goals were also tied for first among all NCAA Division-III defensemen and his 30 points ranked second overall. The Winkler, Manitoba native logged 73 points (35g-38a) and 142 penalty minutes in 103 collegiate games. Suderman did get a taste of the professional ranks at the end of last season when he joined the Greenville Road Warriors following the conclusion of his collegiate career. In 10 games with Greenville, Suderman recorded two points (1g-1a).