The native of De Pere, Wis., recently completed his third season with the Ohio State Buckeyes, scoring 11 goals and establishing new collegiate career highs in assists (24) and points (35) in 37 games.
Ottawa selected McCormick in the sixth round, 171st overall, of the 2011 NHL draft.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter