During the 2018-2019 season, two young defensemen proved that when healthy, they can contribute to the team’s success. Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy were counted on in many situations during the regular season and playoffs and were among the reasons why the Boston Bruins came one win away from winning the Stanley Cup.
Both players contracts expired when the season ended. There are many reasons why Carlo and McAvoy need to be signed to long term deals despite limited money in the team’s salary cap space.
Brandon Carlo, who finished his third season with the Boston Bruins, had by far his best professional season this year.