Ranking The Top 20 Ottawa Senators Prospects: #15-11

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11. Max McCormick

Forward – Binghamton Senators  — UFA Signing (NCAA)

AHL 5foot11 192lbs

Max McCormick is in a similar situation to Buddy Robinson. While Robinson has been in the AHL for three seasons and McCormick just completed his first, Robinson and McCormick have similar ceilings, with McCormick having the slight edge.

McCormick gets the edge due to his skating ability and tenacity on the ice. On numerous occasions last season McCormick was one of the Binghamton Senators’ most useful players in all situations. He’s not big like Robinson but he plays a physical game and isn’t afraid to drop the gloves.

A post from Jeff in December quoted Luke Richardson on what McCormick does well.

"“His energy, his physicality, his speed, we saw all of that when he was on the ice.. He created chances around the next. Max can shoot the puck, he skates, he brings energy and intensity and that gravitates around the dressing room”"

While the point totals weren’t awfully impressive, McCormick played on a poor Binghamton team and is primed for a big step up next year. In 2015-16, McCormick will have an increased role and should continue to play in all situations for the B-Sens.

At the next level, McCormick projects as a 3rd/4th line player, but a useful, speedy, and intense one. His NHL arrival could be a few seasons away, but could come as early as 2016-17 as Senators fans should expect a big year from McCormick.

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