Charlie McAvoy finished his freshman campaign at Boston University with 25 points (3-22-25) in 37 games. That was good for second in defensive scoring.
It was a good transition for the player, who is expected to go in the first round Friday night at the Draft in Buffalo.
McAvoy credits his older teammates for helping him jump right in and contribute.
“I think it was our upper class,” said McAvoy. “Our upper class and our seniors. You come in as a freshman and you’re not really sure where you fit.
Guys like Matt Grzelcyk, Daniel O’Regan, Matt Lane, Mike Moran, Sean Maguire were guys who right away made you feel like part of the family and I can never thank those guys enough for that,” said McAvoy. “That’s really what led to the year we had, was making everyone feel so close.”
McAvoy finished sixth on Central Scouting’s list of North American skaters.