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Charlie McAvoy will play for Team USA at World Championships

04.26.17 at 3:58 pm ET
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Charlie McAvoy will play for Team USA at the 2017 World Championships. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

Charlie McAvoy will play for Team USA at the 2017 World Championships. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

Charlie McAvoy has played a ton of hockey this year. And although the Bruins were eliminated last Sunday, the 19-year-old is not done yet, as he will reportedly join Team USA for the 2017 World Championships.

It’s an invite that comes on the heels of an impressive NHL debut, as McAvoy seamlessly transitioned into the pro game and stepped into the playoffs as the B’s No. 2 defenseman, with three assists in six games.

“I had a quiet confidence in myself, but before you experience something like that you really don’t know how you’re going to fare and I think it was a credit to my teammates,” McAvoy said when asked of his NHL debut. “When you play with someone like Zdeno Chara, he puts you in a position every shift you’re out there to look good and be successful and I was out there with a lot of great players playing hockey and they made that transition as seamless as possible for myself, and like I said I’m just very thankful to have had that opportunity.

“It was definitely a whirlwind. Played in a couple different jerseys this year and been so very fortunate in every one of those experiences and I’m so thankful for all of them. And each particular thing had its own lesson and its own experience that I can use to help my hockey career and to help me grow and become a better player.”

He will be joined on Team USA by Bruins prospect Anders Bjork.

McAvoy’s jump to the Worlds will make Team USA the fifth team that he’s played for this season between Boston University, Team USA at the World Junior Championships, the P-Bruins, and the Big B’s.

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