Charlie McAvoy
Charlie McAvoy
23-Year-Old DefensemanD
Boston Bruins
IR
Injury Upper Body
Est. Return 4/13/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
McAvoy took another step forward in his development last season, notching five goals while setting career highs in assists (27), plus-minus rating (plus-24), shots on goal (101) and average ice time (23:10) in 67 appearances. He was also productive from a physical standpoint, adding 131 hits and 131 blocked shots. The 22-year-old American will continue to be featured on the Bruins' top pairing and second power-play unit in 2020-21, but don't expect much in terms of point production on the man advantage from McAvoy, who's only posted 11 power-play points in 184 games through the first three years of his career. Lackluster power-play production aside, McAvoy will remain a solid second or third fantasy option at defense this season as a player that will produce respectable totals in nearly every category. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $14.7 million contract with the Bruins in September of 2019.
Skates Sunday
DBoston Bruins
Upper Body
April 11, 2021
McAvoy (upper body) was placed on injured reserve but skated Sunday and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Buffalo, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
McAvoy has already missed the last four games with his upper-body issue, so his placement on injured reserve won't affect his timetable to return. The 23-year-old has 22 points through 35 games and will be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's contest.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    24:23
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:07
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:20
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
22:10
1:35
1:18
2019–20
23:10
1:21
1:49
2020–21
24:23
2:07
2:20
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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When healthy, as he was during the Bruins' lengthy 2018-19 playoff run, McAvoy is a minute-gobbling two-way force on the Boston back line. The 2016 first-rounder has, however, dealt with some injury/health woes during his two full seasons with the organization. Last year, he suited up for 54 regular-season contests, en route to notching seven goals and 28 points. At just 21 years of age, McAvoy has plenty of untapped potential, and if he reaches his ceiling, he's a player the Bruins can build their blue line around. There's plenty of value in that, a reality that has led to a contract impasse between the team and the current restricted free agent. On the plus side, McAvoy has stated his desire to remain a Bruin for the long haul, and that's something the team would love to make a reality.
In his first full NHL season, McAvoy recorded seven goals and 32 points in 63 games to go along with a plus-20 rating. Missed time due to a knee injury kept McAvoy out of the final Calder Trophy running, but he profiles as the next in a long line of outstanding Boston blueliners. The 20-year-old already displays rare poise for his age and it's not hard to imagine McAvoy enjoying an increased level of production in 2018-19 given his strong skating ability and puck skills. Moreover, the 2016 first-rounder sees a share of power-play ice time, which helps his fantasy cause. McAvoy's defensive game has room for growth, but the tireless youngster figures to get better in that department as he gains further experience handling big-bodied opponents at the pro level.
Although the 14th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft just turned 19 this past December, McAvoy is already penciled in for a key role on the Boston blue line this coming season. After signing his entry-level deal with the Bruins last April, McAvoy saw his first taste of NHL action, logging three helpers in six playoff games. In doing so, he displayed tremendous poise -- moving the puck crisply, demonstrating tape-to-tape passing ability, and most importantly, holding his own defensively. It would thus be a major surprise if the Boston University product doesn't begin the 2017-18 season working in a top-four role for the big club. With power-play duty likely on tap in that scenario, McAvoy already merits fantasy attention at this early stage of his NHL journey.
McAvoy, who the Bruins took 14th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, says that he models his game after Drew Doughty of the Kings. With the B's having bid adieu to Johnny Boychuk and Dougie Hamilton over the past couple of years and blueline pillar Zdeno Chara 39 years old, McAvoy -- who turns 19 in December -- represents a key piece of the future on the B's back line. Though the team has some immediate needs on that front, McAvoy won't be rushed, though local Bruins fans will have an opportunity to do some advance scouting of the Long Beach, N.Y. native, given that he'll skate for Boston University this coming season. The 6-foot-1, 200 pounder is a good skater, with strong puck skills, traits that should lead to him assuming a top-four D-man role for the Bruins in time. In fact, he's already the team's top blue line prospect, given that 2015 first-rounder Jakub Zboril took a modest step back last season.
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Expected to miss Sunday
DBoston Bruins
Upper Body
April 10, 2021
McAvoy (upper body) is not expected to suit up for Sunday's game against Washington but could return Tuesday against Buffalo, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
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Remains sidelined
DBoston Bruins
Upper Body
April 8, 2021
Though McAvoy (upper body) is "feeling better," per coach Bruce Cassidy, the blueliner won't play either Thursday against the Capitals or Saturday against the Flyers.
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Out for Tuesday's game
DBoston Bruins
Upper Body
April 6, 2021
McAvoy (upper body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Flyers.
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Talented but inconsistent
DBoston Bruins
March 25, 2021
McAvoy picked up two assists in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders.
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Two helpers in win
DBoston Bruins
March 5, 2021
McAvoy notched two assists in Friday's 5-1 win over the Capitals.
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