Charlie McAvoy

by aynsleyscott on December 7, 2016

 

 

 

Charlie McAvoy, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-00

Weight: 205

Born: 1997-12-21

Hometown: Long Beach, NY, USA

Drafted: 14th overall in the first round of the 2016 draft by Boston Bruins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

December 2016 - Charlie McAvoy is really producing at the NCAA level. McAvoy, who was drafted in the first round in 2016 by the Bruins, has been living up to the hype thus far. McAvoy has scored an impressive 12 points in 14 games for Boston University, and appears well on the way to becoming an elite offensive defenseman. Ideally, you'd like to see McAvoy taking more shots as he has only registered 23 of them thus far. Shots and shot attempts drive offensive production and less than 1.5 a game is not ideal, even for a defender. Mike Drover 

June 2016 – Boston’s first pick in the 2016 draft, McAvoy, is one of only two U.S. college hockey players to be rated A in skating by NHL Central Scouting in the 2016 draft. McAvoy’s smooth skating and playmaking abilities led to a successful first season with Boston University, finishing the year for the Terriers with 25 points in 37 games played. While widely considered a talented passer, McAvoy’s shot leaves a little to be desired. McAvoy is not particularly big but he managed to accrue 56 penalty minutes for Boston U in 2015-16 and possesses some nastiness to his game. McAvoy is not NHL-ready but has great potential as an offensive defenseman. Given the proper seasoning, McAvoy should develop into a solid contributor for the Bruins’ blueline in the next three to four years. -Mike Drover

March 2016 – Having just completed his freshman year at Boston University, Charlie McAvoy is a fleet footed offensive defenseman who combines solid physical play and situational awareness. Merging a powerful yet agile skating stride with excellent hockey sense, McAvoy can lead the rush up ice and find seams through defenders when penetrating the zone with ease. McAvoy is superb in transition, able to retrieve the puck quickly, and can change the flow of play in an instant, but he can still be caught out of position trying to generate scoring chances. He has a hard and accurate slap shot from the point, and a nifty wrister, as well being capable of spotting teammates with laser precision passes right on the tape. Solidly built, McAvoy can also lay punishing hits along the boards as well as absorbing punishment for fore checkers. He has all the tools to be an all around defender in the NHL. - Aynsley Scott

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Top four offensive defenseman who can play any type of game but likely not for another two seasons.

 

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