Prospect Profile: Max McCormick

Max McCormick (LW, 5’11, DOB 1992, 6-171/11)
2009-10 USHS Notre Dame 29-38-37-75 (ppg 2.58) 1st pts
2010-11 USHL Sioux City 55-21-21-42 +6 102pim (ppg 0.76) 4th all-star
2011-12 NCAA Ohio 27-10-12-22 -6 31pim (ppg 0.81) t-3rd all-rookie

The former Wisconsin Mr. Hockey winner (ranked #161 by Central Scouting) enjoyed a strong if injury-plagued rookie season with Ohio State (he was named to the CCHA all-rookie team).  McCormick is a well-rounded player with a physical edge.  Playing with fellow Senator draft pick Ryan Dzingel, he’s a long term prospect who will likely finish his NCAA career before turning pro.  Hockey’s Future writes “While no one of area of his game is exceptional, he plays an honest two-way game. Offensively, his shooting ability is his biggest strength, and he is also a play-maker who recognizes open areas and can distribute the puck effectively.”  Describing himself he said “My overall smarts of the game and sense of the game really got a lot better this year [10-11]. It’s a really competitive league [USHL] because everyone is trying to move on. The players are trying to move on, the coaches are trying to move on, even the refs are trying to move on. It’s really competitive and makes it a lot of fun, and it improved my game a lot.”  His Sioux City coach Luke Strand said “He has the attributes of an offensive player with speed, a good stick and the complete level to win battles and be physical“.  Here’s McCormick fighting in the USHL and here’s an interview with him after he was drafted.

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