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.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic