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An Eight-Year Deal For Charlie McAvoy In Boston

 

added 11:37am, Boston release is below.

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 15, that the team has signed defenseman Charlie McAvoy to an eight-year contract extension with an annual NHL cap hit of $9.5 million.

McAvoy, 23, played in 51 games with Boston in 2020-21, recording five goals and 25 assists for 30 points and a plus-22 rating to lead all Bruins defenseman. In 11 playoff games, McAvoy recorded one goal and 11 assists for 12 points. His 12 points tied with Brad Marchand for second on the team in playoff scoring, trailing only David Pastrnak. Following the season, McAvoy finished fifth in the voting for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top defenseman.

The Long Beach, NY native has appeared in 235 career NHL games with Boston, totaling 24 goals and 98 assists for 122 points. In 65 career playoff games with the Bruins, McAvoy has recorded five goals and 27 assists for 32 points.

Since entering the league in 2017, McAvoy ranks second among all defenseman in plus-minus with a plus-80 rating.

McAvoy was originally selected by Boston in the first round (14th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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