Buffalo Sabres Sign Enforcer Cody McCormick to One-Year Deal

Brandon K.Correspondent IAugust 2, 2009

CHICAGO - MARCH 08:  Ben Eager #55 of the Chicago Blackhawks fights with Cody McCormick #11 of the Colorado Avalanche during the first period at the United Center on March 8, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Sabres announced Saturday they have agreed to terms with former Colorado Avalanche tough guy, Cody McCormick.

The deal is reportedly a two-way contract, worth $550,000 for the 2009-10 season.

McCormick, 26, recorded 12 points (1G, 11A) and 92 penalty minutes in 55 games last season.

The 6'3", 215-pound bruiser certainly gives the Sabres much-needed help in the size department.

In addition, the signing almost certainly suggests Andrew Peters' stint as a Sabre has come to an end.

McCormick is willing and able to drop the gloves when needed. He was known in Colorado as a guy who stuck up for his teammates, so the Sabres will undoubtedly benefit from that aspect.

With Peters appearing in only 28 games last season, the Sabres lacked a fourth-line enforcer who could fight. Not that Peters could fight, but at least he did.

Ryan Miller will certainly appreciate the addition of a guy like McCormick.

Hopefully, with what happened last year, no one will be laying a hand on the star goalie.

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Here are a few of McCormick's fights. Enjoy.

Fight No. 1

Fight No. 2

Fight No. 3

 

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