"He is probably the top right-handed defenseman available in the draft." - Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting
"He has a real pro game to him. He's a player who, because of his late birthdate has played with players already drafted at a very high level for a long time but has shown the kind of game that really translates well to the pro game." - David Gregory, NHL Central Scouting
Grew up in Long Beach, New York.
Played two seasons for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in the USHL.
Youngest member of last year's Boston University team where he finished 6th in scoring.
Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships.
A member of the bronze medal winning American team at the 2016 World Juniors.
BU's McAvoy next Long Island product to draw notice
"I'm from a city (Long Beach, N.Y.) that isn't known as a hockey hotbed but the thing is there have been a lot of guys from Long Island having success and reaching the NHL. We've had a good little run of late." - Charles McAvoy