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Charlie McAvoy
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Born December 21, 1997 (1997-12-21) (age 21)
Long Beach, New York
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 14th overall, 2016
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2017–present

Charlie McAvoy (born Charles A. McAvoy, Jr. on December 21, 1997) is an American ice hockey defenseman currently playing ice hockey for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 14th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Bruins.

Playing CareerEdit

In August 2013, Charlie committed to play college hockey at Boston University. He played for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League for two seasons.

During the 2015-16 NCAA men's ice hockey season, BU coach David Quinn paired Charlie with star BU defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, already selected as a third round 2012 NHL Entry Draft pick by the Boston Bruins. He was part of the gold medal-winning team at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships. He was also a member of the bronze medal-winning U-20 team at the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Leading up to the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Charlie was highly regarded by scouts and was considered one of the top four defensemen available. He was a member of the USA team that won gold in the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He was awarded "Player of the Game" honors in the gold-medal game.

As of March 29, 2017, Charlie ended his college hockey career by signing for an amateur try-out with the Providence Bruins, the Boston team's AHL development organization. On April 10, 2017, he signed an entry-level NHL contract.

On April 12, 2017, McAvoy made his NHL debut for the Boston Bruins in their first playoff game of the season, a 2–1 victory over the Ottawa Senators.

Despite having no prior NHL experience, he logged the second most ice time on the team. In addition to his strong play, he notched three assists during his six-game debut for the Bruins, providing the team with a reliable replacement during a time where four of their top six defenders were injured.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 U.S. National Development Team USHL 34 4 6 10 56
2014–15 U.S. National Development Team USHL 23 3 16 19 33
2015–16 Boston University HE 37 3 22 25 56
2016–17 Boston University HE 38 5 21 26 51
2016–17 Providence Bruins AHL 4 0 2 2 4
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 3 3 2
NHL totals 6 0 3 3 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 United States U17 Template:Goca 6 1 2 3 0
2015 United States WJC18 Template:Goca 7 0 4 4 2
2016 United States WJC Template:Brca 7 0 0 0 0
2017 United States WJC Template:Goca 7 2 4 6 14
Junior totals 27 3 10 13 16

Personal LifeEdit

Born to Charles and Jennifer McAvoy, Charlie grew up in Long Beach, New York with older sister Kayla and younger sisters Holly and Heather. He is also the owner of an English Mastiff, Mack.

Charlie attended Long Beach High School for one year before moving to Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan when he joined the USA Hockey developmental team.

Charlie grew up a New York Rangers fan and says he was a big fan of defenseman Brian Leetch. He also has named current Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh as a favorite, and says he tries to emulate Colorado Avalanche defenseman, Tyson Barrie.