Charlie McAvoy added to US team in World Championships

Charlie McAvoy
Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy skates during the second period of Game 3 against the Lightning. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy has been added to the roster of the US team that is currently competing in the hockey World Championships in Denmark.

Coached by Jeff Blashill of the Detroit Red Wings, the US is unbeaten through four preliminary-round games, including a shootout win over Canada. The knockout stage of the tournament begins next Thursday, with the finals scheduled for May 20 in Copenhagen. All games can be viewed on NHL Network.

McAvoy, 20, who hails from Long Beach, N.Y., will be playing on a national team for the second consecutive year and representing Team USA for the fifth time in World Championship play. He won gold with the U-18 team in Switzerland in 2015. In his first full season with the Bruins, McAvoy had 7 goals and 25 assists for 32 points in 63 games, adding a goal and four assists over five playoff games. Before joining the Bruins during the 2017 playoffs, McAvoy played two seasons at Boston University, registering 51 points over 75 games and earning All-America honors in 2016-17.