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John McCormack

John McCormack  #17

Center
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: August 2, 1925
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 185
Shoots: Left
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1953) Missed entire 1946-47 season to commence seminary studies and coach amateur hockey. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, January 11, 1950. Traded to Montreal by Toronto for cash, September 23, 1951. Claimed by Chicago from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, September 15, 1954. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Dave Creighton, Gord Hollingworth and Jerry Toppazzini for Tony Leswick, Glen Skov, Johnny Wilson and Benny Woit, May 27, 1955.
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense