|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
221 lb (100 kg)
|Born||April 18, 1983,|
London, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||144th overall, 2001|
|Pro Career||2003 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. McCormick led the team in penalty minutes in the 2010–2011 season, playing primarily on the fourth line with Patrick Kaleta.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2005–06||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||13||1||6||7||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|Ontario Hockey League|
|First All-Star Team||2003|
References[edit | edit source]
- McCormick hands-down choice for captain.. Nationalnews.ca (2003-04-01). Retrieved on 2010-05-02.
- Sabres sign Cody McCormick. Buffalo Sabres (1 August 2009). Retrieved on 1 August 2009.
- Sabres recall Cody McCormick from Portland. Buffalo Sabres (2010-04-20). Retrieved on 2010-05-02.
- Satan completes comeback for Bruins in 2OT, up 3-1 on Sabres. CBS Sports (2010-04-21). Retrieved on 2010-05-02.
- Sabres re-sign Cody McCormick. WGR (2010-07-02). Retrieved on 2010-08-01.
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