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Final Grade: Cody McCormick

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1st Half 25 1 6 7 2 43 1 0 0 0 0 28
2nd Half 30 0 5 5 -7 49 0 0 0 0 0 38
Total 55 1 11 12 -5 92 1 0 0 0 0 66


Final Grade


2008 Grade

2007 Grade



Midseason Grade: C-

Final Grade: C+

Joined Team: Drafted in 2001 (5th round), signed June 3, 2003.

MHH Nicknames (thanks Mike!): The Sequel


  • RW (25)
  • C (16)
  • LW (14)


  • 4th (36)
  • 3rd (12)
  • 2nd (7)



  • McLeod (20)
  • Laperriere (10)
  • Tucker (9)
  • Dupuis (1)
  • Willsie (1)


  • Guite (18)
  • Hensick (10)
  • Arnason (5)
  • Wolski (3)
  • Dupuis (2)
  • Laperriere (1)


  • Laperriere (15)
  • Hensick (5)
  • Svatos (4)
  • Jones (3)
  • Tucker (2)
  • Hendricks (1)

Ice Time:*

  • TOT 9:36 (13th)
  • EV 9:04 (13th)
  • PK :25 (10th)
  • PP :06 (17th)

*Rank is based on total minutes, not average per game.

Best Month: February (12GP, 4pt)

Career Highlights: McCormick is one of the few Avs who actually set some career highs this year. McCormick set new personal best in games played (55), assists (11), points (12), penalty minutes (92) and shots on goal (66).

Report: There's not much unknown in what you get from Cody McCormick. He's not the most skilled guy on the team (in fact, he's probably the least skilled among the "regulars"), but he works hard. He's not a great fighter ( had his record last year as 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses) but he won't hesitate to drop the gloves, especially if it's to protect one of his teammates.

Cody has never been much of an offensive dynamo, but he did show a little better (for him) offensive flair this year. But, he's very much a 4th line player, and not even one a full-timer at that. McCormick works hard, hits people (2nd on the team in hits with 115). He can play all 3 positions, although he was terrible at draws (38 wins out of 107 tries, or 35.5%)

Fun Fact: McCormick is one of 6 players on the roster to have played with the Avs before the lockout, 7 if you count Adam Foote (Sakic, Hejduk, Liles, Clark and Svatos are the others)

The Cody McCormick Drinking Game: Drink whenever hearing McCormick's name reminds me of my 7th grade crush, Cheryl McCormick Drunk potential: Significant for me, not at all for everyone else.

What I Said Last Year: "The bad news is that the departure of Joel Quenneville likely means an end to that down-low cycle game that gave guys like McCormick significant minutes -especially 3rd line minutes. I believe McCormick will still be an important factor, but may have to fight (literally) for ice time under coach Granato."

2008 Salary (and Cap Number): $522k ($522k)

2009-2010 Status: RFA ($574,200 QO required)

Outlook for 2009: Last summer, the Avs had an abundance of 4th-liners. It's thinned out a little. Ledin and Parker are already gone while Lappy, Guite, Willsie, Hendricks and Durno are all unrestricted free agents. That doesn't guarantee McCormick a spot, but he's likely to be in the mix again. I think last year was typical of the kind of season we should expect out of McCormick - he won't play every game, but his work ethic will get him into the lineup often enough.

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