Heading into their matchup with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night, the team has brought up some youth to inject into the lineup. Claesson, a 23-year old defenceman played 16 games with the club last season, and is a solid stay-at-home defender often called Binghamton’s best blueliner. While he doesn’t provide a ton of upside, he excels at winning puck battles and providing a first pass out of the zone.
McCormick, on the other hand is a bottom-six forward with a ton of grit and energy. He’s always in hard on a forecheck, and isn’t afraid to drop the gloves if he has to. While he’s not big by any means, he does provide a physical nature to his line, and can catch unsuspecting defenders napping with a hard shot. McCormick got into 20 games with the Senators last season, scoring two goals and notching two assists.