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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Charles McAvoy

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators


  • Position: Defenseman
  • Date of birth: December 21, 1997
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 208 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Boston University, H-EAST

Scouting Report

"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

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