Candidate #1 – Charlie McAvoy
Throughout his six seasons in the NHL, Charlie McAvoy has made it no secret that he wants to be known as a leader both on and off the ice. In his first season in the organization. He has worked hard, and his first NHL game is exhibit A. In his first NHL game on April 17, 2017, he logged the second most ice time of anyone on the team – collecting three assists in the series, ultimately earning the praise of Boston legend Bobby Orr.
When McAvoy finally made his regular season debut on October 5, 2017, McAvoy wound up collecting his first NHL goal in a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
McAvoy has collected 41 goals, and 189 assists over his first six seasons in the NHL, giving him 230 total points. He has also been part of the rotating group of Bruins who wear the alternate captain patch for the past few years, and is poised to replace the “A” with a “C” at some point, maybe sooner rather than later.