Bruins’ Charlie McAvoy Ranked In NHL Network’s Top 10 Defenders

The future is bright for the 22-year-old

There are some questions surrounding the Boston Bruins’ blueliners this offseason.

Torey Krug departed for the St. Louis Blues in free agency in October, and only time will tell how things play out between the Bruins and longtime captain Zdeno Chara, who also is a free agent.

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.

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