Today Cape Breton Eagles defenseman Adam McCormick has been named the winner of the QMJHL’s Kevin Lowe Trophy, awarded to the league’s best defensive defenseman.
McCormick was a stalwart on the Eagles backend this year, logging substantial ice time in all situations including being a fixture on the Cape Breton penalty kill. He set a new Cape Breton franchise record with a +45 rating, which was second best among defenemsen in the league this season. The Woodstock, New Brunswick native was also productive at the other end of the ice, collecting 33 points in 50 games.
Playing in his fourth QMJHL season this year, McCormick moved his way up the ranks in several categories in Eagles franchise history. This year he hit the 200 game milestone, and now ranks third in career games played by a Cape Breton defenseman. (He also moved up to second in assists and points all time for an Eagles defenseman.) The veteran blueliner was drafted 49th overall, in the third round by Cape Breton in the 2016 QMJHL draft. He attended Dallas Stars training camp in 2018.
McCormick joins Justin Haché (2013-14) as Eagle players to have to won this award. The Eagles would like to congratulate Adam on his success this season and capturing this prestigious trophy!