With the 14th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Boston Bruins have selected Charlie McAvoy from the Boston University Terriers of Hockey East.
About Charlie McAvoy
Born and raised in the Northeastern United States, McAvoy played minor hockey in New Jersey before being recruited into the U.S. National Development Program. After a couple strong seasons in that program, he made the jump as a true freshman to the NCAA’s Boston University Terriers – in the very competitive Hockey East conference.
He still needs to round out his game a bit, but he had a really impressive freshman year and he’ll have an opportunity to learn how to win as the Terriers continue their strong recruiting efforts.
Charlie McAvoy On The Bruins
McAvoy joins a pretty diverse group of Bruins blueline prospects which includes Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon and Jakub Zboril. The rebuilding Boston club still has a need to back-fill their blueline, as their best defenders are among their oldest players – including their best player, Zdeno Chara – but their drafting and development over the past couple of years has at least accumulated some options.
McAvoy is probably a couple seasons away from being a pro player in this system.
Ryan Pike has covered the Calgary Flames and the NHL Draft extensively since 2010 as a Senior Writer for The Hockey Writers and Senior Contributing Editor of FlamesNation.ca. A member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, he lives in Calgary.