OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed forward Max McCormick to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract will carry an annual value of $650,000 in the National Hockey League and $72,500 in the American Hockey League.
McCormick, 24, appeared in 57 games for the B-Sens last season, setting new career highs in goals (15), assists (15), points (30) and penalty minutes (143). A native of De Pere, Wis., he made his professional debut with Binghamton in 2014-15 and has registered 50 points (25 goals, 25 assists) and 276 penalty minutes over 119 American Hockey League games.
On Oct. 23, McCormick was recalled to the NHL for the first time and madehis debut with Ottawa the next evening against the Arizona Coyotes. He recorded his first career NHL goal on Jan. 7 against the Florida Panthers. In 20 NHL games with the Senators, he registered four points (two goals, two assists) and 37 penalty minutes.
Drafted by the Senators with their second sixth-round pick (171st overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, McCormick spent three seasons with the Big Ten Conference’s Ohio State Buckeyes, where he recorded 88 points (36 goals, 52 assists) and 97 penalty minutes in 94 career collegiate contests.
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