Player Profile – Sam McCormack – #7 Sarnia Legionnaires

Name: Sam McCormack

Date of Birth: March 13, 1997

Home Town: Sarnia, Ontario

Position: Defence

Parents: Joe & Julie

Siblings: Lexi

School: Northern Collegiate and Vocational Institute School

Twitter: @mccormack52


1. Favourite NHL team

Boston Bruins

2. Who’s your inspiration to keep playing?

My parents.  I’m thankful for all the early mornings that they made sure I got to the arena for practice or games and have just supported me throughout my playing career.

3. Were you drafted to the OHL and by which team?  What year were you drafted?

I was not drafted, but I attended the camps for both the London Knights and the Sarnia Sting.

4. Besides your home rink, what’s your favourite arena to travel to? Why?

I like going to Chatham.  It’s one of the smaller rinks in the Conference and their fan base is unreal that it makes it a great atmosphere to play in.

5. What do you like to do outside of the rink?

I like to golf in the summers when I can.  I also like to go hunting and fishing.

6. Favourite pre-game meal

Chicken and rice.

7. Favourite hockey memory

Making the Legionnaires has been my favourite moment of my career so far.  Last season, when I was 16, I played for the Mooretown Flags of the Great Lakes Jr. C and I worked hard all season long so I could play for my hometown Sarnia Legionnaires.

8. What type of player are you?

I’d say that I’m an offensive defenceman.  I like to get into the plays and help on the offensive side of our game.

9. As a rookie to the GOJHL, what guidance do you look for from your veterans? 

I try to follow their example on and off the ice.  All the guys have been great and I just try to follow their lead and step up my game on the ice.

10. What makes you proud to be part of the Sarnia Legionnaires?

I’ve always wanted to play for my hometown.  My Dad was an assistant coach under Jeff Perry in the 2009-2010 season, so I always came to the games.  I love being part of the Legionnaires organization.  Everyone here, from the guys in the room, the coaches, management, equipment and trainers, down to our game day volunteers, are great people.  We’re like a big family and everyone treats each other the same.


*Photo credit: Anne Tigwell Photography

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