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Prospects Update: McAvoy Paces Boston University

Bruins blue line prospect nets first goal in win over Michigan

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - Charlie McAvoy netted his first goal of the season on Saturday in Boston University's 4-2 win over Michigan in Ann Arbor. The 14th overall pick in last June's NHL Draft broke a 1-1 tie midway through the third when he charged to the front of the net and deposited a Jordan Greenway pass past Wolverines goalie Jack LaFontaine.

The 18-year-old defenseman also added two assists, on tallies by Dante Fabbro and Greenway, who gave fifth-ranked BU the lead for good a few minutes after McAvoy's goal. McAvoy now has nine points (one goal, eight assists) in nine games, good for the third-most on the Terriers.

McAvoy's BU teammate and fellow Bruins draft pick Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson also assisted on Greenway's go-ahead tally. JFK has two goals and seven assists through nine games.

Here is what some of the other Bruins prospects were up to over the weekend:

Anders Bjork, Notre Dame (NCAA)

Bjork continued his stellar junior campaign over the weekend with two more assists in a 5-2 win over Northeastern Friday night at Matthews Arena. The 2014 fifth-round pick is third in the nation with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists).

Cameron Clarke, Ferris State (NCAA)

A fifth-round pick in last June's draft, the defenseman garnered an assist in a 4-1 win over Michigan State Thursday. Clarke has collected three helpers in 12 games.

Ryan Donato, Harvard (NCAA)

Donato had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Princeton on Friday. He is second on the Crimson with eight points (four goals, four assists) in six games.

Ryan Fitzgerald, Boston College (NCAA)

The third-ranked Eagles are paced by Fitzgerald, who had two assists in a 3-1 victory over Arizona State this weekend. The North Reading, Mass., native has racked up 13 points in 12 games to lead BC along with Matthew Gaudreau and Austin Cangelosi.

Zach Senyshyn, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

The 2015 first-rounder picked up two assists in a 6-3 win over the Erie Otters Saturday. Senyshyn has five goals and four assists in 14 games.

Jakub Zboril, Saint John (QMJHL)

It was a big weekend for the blue liner, who potted two goals in a 7-3 win over Charlottetown Friday, before grabbing an assist the next night in a 7-2 victory over Sherbrooke.

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