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McAvoy, Bjork Grab All-American Honors

Bruins prospects recognized for stellar college campaigns

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - Bruins prospects Charlie McAvoy and Anders Bjork received All-American honors on Friday.

McAvoy was named a CCM/ACHA First Team All-American (East) for his sophomore season at Boston University. Bjork, meanwhile, was selected to the Second Team (East) after a stellar junior campaign at Notre Dame, for which he was one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's top player.

McAvoy, the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, is the lone sophomore named to the East first or second teams. The 19-year-old blueliner led all Boston University defensemen with 26 points (five goals, 21 assists). He recently signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement with the Providence Bruins and has two assists in three games.

Bjork became the seventh Notre Dame forward to be named an All-American. The junior also joined his father, Kirt, as one of five father-son duos to earn All-American honors.

The 2014 fifth-round pick of the Bruins had 21 goals and 31 assists in 39 games this season to lead the Irish with 52 points (also good for ninth in the country). His six games-winning goals ranked fourth in the nation.

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