Charlie McAvoy – Defenseman – 14th Overall 2016
Year-to-Date: 14 Games – 1 Goals – 11 Assists – 12 Points – 14 PIMs – Plus-1
Every team covets big, quick, and reliable defensemen who can contribute offensively. The Boston Bruins are no different, and they made sure to fill that need when they drafted Boston University Terriers’ defenseman, Charlie McAvoy.
In his first season at Boston University, McAvoy scored three goals and 25 points in 37 games. He also added 56 penalty minutes and had a plus-10 rating. An interesting tidbit is that McAvoy spent most of the season skating alongside Boston Bruins prospect Matt Grzelcyk.
After being drafted with the Bruins first choice in 2016, McAvoy has continued to impress at BU. The soon-to-be 19-year-old defenseman has scored one goal and 12 points in 14 games this season. He’s also continued to showcase his ability to move the puck in all three zones. McAvoy is way ahead of his years in terms of confidence and accountability. He could see an NHL debut sooner than later if he continues to develop at this rate.
Fortunately for the Bruins, McAvoy’s development is easy to track given his close proximity to the Bruins.