Senators Ink OSU's McCormick
CHN Staff Report
Max McCormick, who just finished his junior season at Ohio State, has agreed to terms on a two-year entry-level contract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators.
McCormick, who was drafted by the Senators in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (No. 171), will forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility. He is expected to participate in the Senators' development camp this summer.
"I can't say thanks enough to Ohio State and especially my teammates for the best years of my life,” McCormick said. “I'm excited about the opportunity that lies ahead. I'm ready to chase my dream."
McCormick played in all 37 games for the Buckeyes in 2013-14, ranking second on the team with 35 points, including 11 goals. He ended the season on a seven-game assist streak, including four in the Buckeyes’ run to the Big Ten Tournament championship game.
“Max was an outstanding example of a successful student-athlete during his time at Ohio State,” Steve Rohlik, Ohio State head coach, said. “We are excited for his new opportunity and wish him all the best as he takes the next step in his hockey career.”
In his career, McCormick played 104 games, scoring 36 goals and 88 points. He was honored as a member of the CCHA All-Rookie Team in 2012.