McCormick collected 12 points (1+11) and 92 penalty minutes in 55 regular season games last season with the Colorado Avalanche. A native of London, Ontario, the 26-year-old McCormick has appeared in 190 NHL games, collecting 30 points (9+21) and 250 penalty minutes with Colorado.
McCormick was selected by Colorado in the Fifth Round (144th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.
— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft