There are some questions surrounding the Boston Bruins’ blueliners this offseason.
But fortunately, Boston can rely on Charlie McAvoy, who recently was ranked No. 9 on NHL Network’s list of the league’s top 20 defensemen.
Not bad for a 22-year-old making a list headlined by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman. Even the fan rankings, featured in the same NHL Network tweet, had McAvoy at No. 13.
McAvoy had five goals and 27 assists in 67 games played for the Bruins in the third season of his NHL career.