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Depth forward who provides penalty minutes but not much else.


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May 2021 – McCormick did not stay long in the Colorado organization, signing with Carolina as a UFA. He has been a taxi squad mainstay with occasional appearances in an emergency loan capacity. PIM streaming potential. Hayden Soboleski

February 2019 – After 12 points in 20 games with the Belleville Senators (after passing through waivers from training camp and spending a very brief time in the IR), McCormick has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche. He already has more PIMs in 7 games on the Eagles than he did in 20 games with the Sens, but he remains an AHL-only option, filling a roster spot while injuries have forced the recall of several AHL regulars. No fantasy value here, unless you need very brief PIM streaming in the unlikely case of another injury call-up. Hayden Soboleski

June 2018 – 2017-18 saw McCormick earn an extended taste of big league action playing in 30 games. But the results were anything but outstanding with the fourth year pro putting together just five points. One aspect in which he did shine is when it comes to the bangers and mash stats. He doled out 56 hits, working out to one of the better marks on the team on a per game basis and finished fourth on the team with 37 penalty minutes. At 26 and on a one-way deal come the fall, McCormick should be in his prime and can provide some value for poolies. Just don’t go looking for it in the goal or assists column. Brad Phillips

June 2017 – McCormick has managed to walk the line between tough and talented through his three pro seasons. He’s managed to increase his goal total from 10 in 2014-15 to 15 in 2015-16 to 21 in 2016-17 (tying for the team lead) while amassing PIM totals of 133, 143, and 105 over the same three campaigns. This mix of play has earned McCormick action in 27 NHL games where he’s chipped in a pair of goals and assists with 37 PIMs. There’s an intriguing mix of goal scoring and penalty minutes potential in McCormick but isn’t close enough to full-time NHL duty to warrant serious consideration. Brad Phillips

2015 – Max McCormick played with fellow prospect Ryan Dzingel at Ohio State University. He and Dzingel both were signed to three year contracts by the Senators in May 2014. Max McCormick provided a lot of grit for the B-Sens picking up 133 PIMs along with 10 goals and 10 assists. McCormick is a strong two way player that has mucked things up at every level he’s played at; offensively he’s more of a playmaker than a goal scorer. Similar to fan favorite Mark Boroweicki McCormick typically fights above his weight class which could give him a chance to replace a player like Chris Neil down the line.

Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 1, 1992
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2011 Round 6; Overall: 171


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Notre Dame Academy USHS-WI18 18 1937 70|        
 2008-2009 Notre Dame Academy USHS-WI20 21 3859 32|Playoffs2 4 48
 2009-2010 Notre Dame Academy USHS-WI29 38 3775 74|        
  Team Wisconsin UMHSEHL24 10 1424 42|        
 2010-2011 Sioux City MusketeersUSHL55 21 2142 102|Playoffs3 1 23
  USA U19WJAC-194 1 23 4|        
 2011-2012 Ohio State Univ.NCAA27 10 1222 31|        
 2012-2013 Ohio State Univ.NCAA40 15 1631 26|