McLeod's time with the WCHA dates back to 1965 when he was a player at Minnesota Duluth. The Fort Frances, Ontario, native was also an administrator at UMD in the 1970s, '80s and '90. He succeeded Otto Breitenbach as WCHA commissioner in 1994.
"As a group, we’ve had some bumps and bruises and weathered some difficult times, but the one thing that has remained constant has been our respect of each other and our collective commitment and effort to do what’s best both for the WCHA and the game of ice hockey,” said McLeod, whose retirement is effective June 30. “And of that I could not be more proud.”