BOSTON, MA -
Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney
announced today, June 24, that the team has selected defenseman Charlie McAvoy (14th overall) and forward Trent Frederic (29th overall) in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft held at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.
McAvoy, 18, completed his first season of college hockey at Boston University posting 3 goals, 22 assists for 25 points with 56 penalty minutes in 37 games. He was the youngest player in the NCAA in 2015-16 and was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team during his freshman campaign. He also competed for Team USA in the 2016 World Junior Championships, where his Bronze medal-winning teammates included Bruins prospects Ryan Donato and Brandon Carlo.
The 6’1”, 200 lb. native of Long Beach, New York spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2013-2015, with 14-38=52 totals in 108 games in that program.
Frederic, 18, is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and has played the last two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program and recorded 25-29=54 totals and 115 penalty minutes in 116 games over that span. During the 2014-2015 season he acquired five goals and nine assists for 14 total points and 42 penalty minutes in 55 games.
The 6’2”, 203 lb. center had 20-20=40 totals and 73 penalty minutes in 61 games in the 2015-16 season. He has committed to play at the University of Wisconsin in the fall.