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Charlie McAvoy

Boston Bruins Defenseman

What it takes to be the #1 Bruins Defenseman

“At the age of just 22, Charlie McAvoy is clearly the Bruins’ No. 1 defenseman. Whether you first saw it in McAvoy when he was at Boston University, or in his breakout performance at the World Junior Championships, or in his eye-opening contributions in his first playoff series against Ottawa in 2017, we all suspected this day would come.” – Boston Herald

 

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Rise to Stardom

McAvoy has won a gold medal at every junior level. He won at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

McAvoy led all defenseman in scoring at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, with 9 points despite only playing 6 games because the Boston Bruins were still in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. He took home the bronze medal at the tournament. McAvoy’s first game was on April 12, 2017, a 2–1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, in the playoffs. Despite having no prior NHL experience, he logged the second most ice time on the team.

 

There’s more than meets the eye…

“I’m holding myself responsible to the fact that I want to contribute more and this offseason, I’m going to work a lot on that and try to figure out ways that I can grow and continue to move forward. That might be the next part of my game and development – to contribute more. It’s tough because when it comes, it comes. It’s not something that you force as a defenseman.”

“I see every offseason as an opportunity to get better. And that’s really what you’re goal needs to be, how am I going to get better and how am I going to be a better hockey player next season? Growth and maturity don’t happen without putting the work in. I’m excited about the opportunity for growth this offseason and I know things that I want to get better at and expectations I have for myself going into next year. I’m going to do everything in my power to be ready to go and I know that this kind of group, this up and coming group here, we all have the same goals and the same aspirations.”