Bruins’ McAvoy, Swayman receive awards from professional hockey writers

Bruins defenseman McAvoy was named second All-Star Team title; Goalkeeper Swayman makes the All-Rookie team

Two Boston Bruins players have been recognized by the Professional Hockey Writers Association for their playing during the season. Meanwhile, Boston goalkeeper Jeremy Swayman has secured a spot on the NHL All-Rookie Team, with McAvoy, 24, notching his game-highs (78), goals (10), assists (46), and an plus rating. (31) during the 2021-22 season. His 46 assists ranked him ninth among all NHL defenders this season, and in power play, McAvoy scored four goals – a tie for eighth among the league’s defensive backs – and finished with 21 points. The Boston University producer was in his fifth season in the National Hockey League After being selected by the Bruins with the 14th overall pick in the 2016 draft, Swayman, 23, led all rookie goalkeepers who have played at least 25 games in wins ( 23), a goal against the mean (2.41) and the savings ratio (.914). He’s allowed two goals or less in 24 of 41 games this season, the most notable being his three lockouts. From February 12 to March 12, Swayman won nine out of 10 matches with the only loss in a penalty shootout – which still netted a win. Bruins point in the standings. During this stretch, Swayman had two goals from three stops while scoring 1.57 goals against average and 0.944 saves. He also had an eight-game winning streak, second only to Ross Brooks (12 games in 1973-74) for the longest winning streak by a junior goalkeeper in franchise history. First All-Rookie pick since McAvoy in 2017-18. He is also the first Boston goalkeeper to earn All-Rookie status since Andrew Raycroft in 2003-04.

Two Boston Bruins players have been recognized by the Professional Hockey Writers Association for their playing during the season.

Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy made his first NHL Posteason All-Star team by landing a spot on the second team. Meanwhile, Boston goalkeeper Jeremy Swayman secured a spot on the NHL All-Rookie Team.

McAvoy, 24, achieved career highs in games played (78), goals (10), assists (46), and a plus-minus (31) rating during the 2021-22 season. His 46 passes ranked him ninth among all NHL defenders this season.

In the power game, McAvoy scored four goals – a tie for eighth among the league’s defensive players – and finished with 21 points. A Boston University producer in his fifth NHL season after being selected by the Bruins with the 14th overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Swayman, 23, is ahead of all rookie goalkeepers who have played at least 25 games in wins (23), goal-to-average (2.41) and savings percentage (0.914). He has allowed two goals or fewer to be scored in 24 of 41 games this season, most notably three hits.

From February 12 to March 12, Swayman won nine out of 10 matches with a single loss on penalties – which still gives the Bruins a point in the standings. During this stretch, Swayman had two goals from three stops while scoring 1.57 goals against average and 0.944 saves. He also had an eight-game winning streak, second only to Ross Brooks (12 games in 1973-74) for the longest winning streak by a junior goalkeeper in franchise history.

Swayman, a 2017 fourth-round pick, is the Bruins’ first pick for all-rookies since McAvoy in 2017-18. He is also the first Boston goalkeeper to earn All-Rookie status since Andrew Raycroft in 2003-04.

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