And theeeeere you go!!!!!! Local player, BU defensemen. Scouting staff all over the globe and they take a kid who plays a few miles away. This is why the B's cupboard is empty.
You nailed it - his BU D partner is a Bruins draft pick too. A 5'11" college power play specialist...Tory Krug 2.0 JUST what the B's need another bottom pairing D-man like Krug.
Charlie McAvoy, 18, was the youngest player in college hockey this past season. He played in 37 games as a freshman with the Terriers, tallying three goals and 22 assists and earning Hockey East All-Rookie honors. A 5-foot-11, 211-pound, right-shot D-man, McAvoy spent two seasons with the U.S. National Development Program before beginning his BU career, recording 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) in 57 games at the U-17 and U-18 levels. “We’re very excited about Charlie,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said in an interview with NBC Sports Network, via BostonBruins.com. “Obviously, we’ve seen him play a lot right in our backyard. Very excited to add him into the fold. “(He’s) a multi-tool player (with) power-play acumen but also plays very hard and can log a lot of minutes. A powerful player, and I think we just realized the hockey sense — he sees the middle of the ice really well, the transitional part of his game. He can also defend with conviction.” Interestingly, McAvoy’s defense partner at BU this past season was fellow Bruins draftee Matt Grzelcyk, who signed a two-year entry-level deal with Boston in April. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who played behind a suspect B’s D-corps this past season, took to Twitter to congratulate McAvoy and express his approval of the selection.
Read more at: http://nesn.com/2016/06/bruins-select-defenseman-charlie-mcavoy-with-14th-pick-in-2016-nhl-draft/
Where were all you "experts" last year when they bypassed a local kid not once, but three times in the 1st round?
I wish they had taken Jakob Chychrun myself, but McAvoy is a right handed shot, and that's becoming a rare enough trait that it probably gave him the edge. Plus they do get to see him play more regularly, which reduces the risk. Don't know if you have met guys getting checks to be NHL scouts but they are an unimpressive bunch for the most part.
The best will be donato in the second round after Pastrnak. A Harvard & ex-player's kid favor and the scouts being record on 'Behind the B' look at each other in shock as the pick is announced and say "What? In the second round? What? We could have gotten him in the 4th round easily!"
In addition to piling up Super Eight championships, Malden Catholic is adding names to the list of players selected in the NHL draft.
The latest are former Lancers stars and Herald Dream Teamers Matt Filipe and Casey Fitzgerald. Filipe was chosen No. 67 overall in the third round by the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, while Fitzgerald went later in Round 3 (No. 86) to the Buffalo Sabres.
Filipe led MC to back-to-back Super Eight championships in 2014 and 15, drawing All-Scholastic honors as a sophomore (18 goals, 14 assists) and then a Dream Team selection as a junior (16-21-37). The 6-foot-2, 203-pound forward, who turned 18 on Dec. 31, left MC after his junior year and played last season in the United States Hockey League for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, posting 19 goals and 17 assists in 56 games.
Filipe will play next season at Northeastern
MC did not win the Super 8 in 2015. Filipe lost his last high school game to St. John's Prep. He won't make it as a pro anyway. Too much of a primadonna.
Pack their bags, hang-out in college playing for the next 3-4 years, have a lot of fun, take your game to Europe. . .
I like it, I like it. Just remember to time the delivery of your offspring to have that much needed Jan-Feb-March birthday!!!! But then again every ex-player should know that trick.