Apr 10, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; The Ottawa Senators first line stand on the ice prior to game against the New Jersey Devils at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators sign Max McCormick

The Ottawa Senators announced Wednesday that they have signed Ohio State Forward Max McCormick. He has been signed to a two-year, entry-level contract.

McCormick recently finished his third season with the Buckeyes. He scored 11 goals and set career highs with 24 assists and 35 points in 37 games. In addition, he was a CCHA Scholar-Athlete for Ohio State in 2012-13, a CCHA All-Rookie Team selection, a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, an Academic All- Big Ten selection, two-time CCHA Rookie of the Week, and the Buckeye’s Rookie of the Year in 2011-12. 

McCormick was selected by Ottawa in the sixth round of the 2011 draft, No. 171 overall.

In addition to playing with the Buckeyes the past three seasons, McCormick has also been attending Ottawa’s development camps the past three summers, greatly improving his play. He began playing hockey at the age of four and states that Adam Burish of the San Jose Sharks to be his favorite player.

McCormick will likely head to Binghamton where he will join fellow Ohio State teammate Ryan Dzingel.

Signing McCormick is one step the Senators are taking to help give the franchise greater depth and have more choices in terms of replenishing the lineup.

The Ottawa Senators finished fifth in the NHL Atlantic Division in the 2013-14 season with a record of 37-31-14.

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