RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Max McCormick to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay McCormick $700,000 on the NHL level or $125,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2020-21.
"Max is a solid, physical winger capable of contributing in the NHL," said Waddell. "He had a very good season in the AHL last year after missing the start of the year with an injury."
McCormick, 28, scored 16 goals and added 19 assists (35 points) in 56 games with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) in 2019-20, matching his AHL career high in assists and establishing a career best with five power-play goals. The De Pere, WI, native was named the winner of the Checkers' Unsung Hero Award, and joined the Hurricanes for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Toronto, but not appear in a game.
Originally selected by the Ottawa Senators in the sixth round, 171st overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft, McCormick has totaled 10 points (4g, 6a) in 71 career NHL games and 168 points (79g, 89a) in 335 career AHL contests.