Cody McCormick

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Cody McCormick
Cody McCormick 2011-10-15.JPG
Born (1983-04-18) April 18, 1983 (age 31)
London, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
Position Center/right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Sabres
Colorado Avalanche
Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 144th overall, 2001
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2003–present

Cody McCormick (born April 18, 1983) is a Canadian ice hockey player for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. He is of European and First Nations descent, with both Oneida and Chippewa/Ojibway ancestors.[1]

Playing career[edit]

McCormick was drafted 144th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft from the Belleville Bulls of the OHL. In his last junior year 2002–03, and as Captain, Cody had a breakout year offensively with the Bulls posting 36 goals and 69 points in 61 games. He was selected to the OHL First All-Star Team and named the Best Checker in the OHL.[2]

Cody turned professional in 2003–04 and made his NHL debut with the Avalanche and spilt the year between the Avs and AHL affiliate the Hershey Bears. McCormick spent the next four seasons between the Avalanche and the AHL before he found a full-time role with Colorado in 2008–09 playing in a NHL high 55 games and contributing 12 points.

On August 1, 2009, McCormick signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres.[3] He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates for the 2009–10 season, posting professional career highs with 17 goals and 29 points in 66 games. During the playoffs with the Pirates McCormick was recalled to Buffalo as an injury replacement for additional toughness.[4] On April 21, 2010, McCormick made his debut with the Sabres in Game 4 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Boston Bruins recording an assist on a goal by Tim Kennedy.[5]

Contributing with 2 assists in his brief showing with Buffalo, he was then re-signed to a one-year, one-way contract with the Sabres on July 2, 2010.[6] McCormick led the team in penalty minutes in the 2010–2011 season, playing primarily on the fourth line with Patrick Kaleta.

During the shortened 2012–13 season, his fourth with the Sabres organization, McCormick was placed on waivers on February 20, 2013.[7] With appearing in only 8 scoreless games he passed through unclaimed the following day and was immediately re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.

After returning from a lengthy injury with the Sabres during the 2013–14 season, McCormick was included in a trade by Buffalo along with Matt Moulson to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Torrey Mitchell and draft picks on March 5, 2014.[8]

At the conclusion of the season, McCormick ended his brief stint with the Wild to return to the Sabres as a free agent on a three-year contact on July 1, 2014.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Belleville Bulls OHL 45 3 4 7 42 9 0 1 1 10
2000–01 Belleville Bulls OHL 66 7 16 23 135 10 1 1 2 23
2001–02 Belleville Bulls OHL 63 10 17 27 118 11 2 4 6 24
2002–03 Belleville Bulls OHL 61 36 33 69 166 7 4 7 11 11
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 44 2 3 5 73
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 32 3 6 9 60
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 40 5 6 11 68
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 13 1 6 7 34
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 45 4 4 8 29
2006–07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 0 1 1 6
2006–07 Albany River Rats AHL 42 8 8 16 64 5 1 0 1 4
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 13 2 4 6 16
2007–08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 40 2 2 4 50 4 0 1 1 7
2008–09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 55 1 11 12 92
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 66 17 12 29 168 3 0 0 0 9
2009–10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 2 2 14
2010–11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 81 8 12 20 142 7 1 0 1 2
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 50 1 3 4 56
2012–13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 8 0 0 0 10
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 25 6 5 11 42 3 1 0 1 26
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 29 1 4 5 45
2013–14 Minnesota Wild NHL 14 1 1 2 7 13 1 0 1 14
NHL totals 372 20 41 61 516 27 2 3 5 37

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Ontario Hockey League
First All-Star Team 2003

Personal life[edit]

McCormick is married with two children and resides in Buffalo, New York during the offseason.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avs McCormick takes pride in heritage". Denver Post. 10 November 2008. Retrieved 10 November 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "McCormick hands-down choice for captain.". Nationalnews.ca. 2003-04-01. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Sabres sign Cody McCormick". Buffalo Sabres. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sabres recall Cody McCormick from Portland". Buffalo Sabres. 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  5. ^ "Satan completes comeback for Bruins in 2OT, up 3-1 on Sabres". CBS Sports. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  6. ^ "Sabres re-sign Cody McCormick". WGR. 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  7. ^ Jason Brough (20 February 2013). "Sabres put McCormick on waivers". nbcsports.com. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  8. ^ John, Vogl (March 5, 2014). "Source: Sabres send Moulson and McCormick to Minnesota for undisclosed picks and Torrey Mitchell.". Buffalo News. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Buffalo brings back Cody McCormick". wivb.com. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  10. ^ Hoppe, Bill (July 8, 2014). Sabres’ Cody McCormick thrilled to be back in Buffalo: ‘It’s home’. Olean Times Herald. Retrieved January 8, 2014.

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