#4 Charlie McAvoy, Right Defense, Long Beach, NY, Boston University (Hockey East) - The Terrier freshman is a smooth-skating, puck-moving blue liner that is expected to go in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft. He makes very strong and accurate lead passes in transition and can really quarterback a power play. A late '97, he's certainly not suspect defensively, but he's a little inconsistent.
#9 Kieffer Bellows, Left Wing, Edina, Minn., US National Under-18 Team - He's had unbelievable chemistry with teammate and fellow Terrier recruit Clayton Keller. One coach told this observer last weekend in Pittsburgh that he thinks the former Edina and Sioux Falls star has one of the best shots he's seen. He has a quick release that gets on net real quick. For a scorer, he's not afraid to throw his weight around. He's hard to knock off the puck. His father Brian had a lengthy NHL career with the Minnesota North Stars, Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. College Commitment: Boston University#14 Clayton Keller, Left Center, Swansea, Ill., US National Under-18 Team - His passing skills, especially to NTDP linemate Bellows, are a thing of beauty. He's been a human highlight reel machine. He's not the fastest skater and it wouldn't be too unfair to compare him somewhat to BC freshman and Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Jeremy Bracco. College Commitment: Boston University
#2 Chad Krys, Left Defense, Ridgefield, Conn., US National Under-18 Team - He's a tremendous skater with the ability to make a huge impact in breaking the puck out of the zone and on the power play. He's so agile and his mobility is top notch. He has a good stick and is decent defensively. His father Mark played at BU and his brother Luke is a solid '00 prospect. College Commitment: Boston University
"Most of the guys going to BU will say the same thing but it was most definitely the coaches," said Bellows also playing with the U.S. Under-18 Team this year. "They made me feel as if I was part of the Terrier family before I even committed. They have great facilities. The school is second to none. It felt like a perfect fit when I got there."
● Players, including Keller, talk about the game
1 in 4 players at tonight's All-American Prospects game had a dad play in NCAA. 1 in 6 had a dad play in NHL.— Chris Dilks (@ChrisDilks) September 24, 2015