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McAvoy named alternate captain for Team USA

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The BU blueliner will be counted on to provide leadership for Team USA

2016 NHL Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images

Per Mike Morreale of NHL.com:

SWEET.

The BU sophomore will be making his second World Junior Championships appearance later this month, having played in seven games in Team USA’s bronze medal run last year.

This will be the last year McAvoy will be eligible for the WJC, making him a GRIZZLED VETERAN on a squad of teenagers.

Team USA coaches have already praised McAvoy for his leadership, and the assignation of the “A” serves a further vote of confidence in the kid.

McAvoy currently has two goals and eleven assists in 17 games for the Terriers this season.