Fantasy Summary

Most likely a bottom-six center with a moderate offensive ceiling. He is a strong skater and sound positionally. Could play net-front on the power play and kill penalties. Good defensively, which could see him as a passenger on an offensively skilled line. Doesn’t shoot much, but should get you a hit every other game.


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April 2023 – McLaughlin has gone through a confusing time in Providence this season, contributing 13 goals and 17 assists in 66 games. McLaughlin had an outstanding performance in training camp, threatening to steal a job in the NHL after being a mainstay in the Bruins lineup last season following his signing from Boston College. Many assumed at the start of the season that McLaughlin would be one of the first call-ups when the Bruins were in need, but he ended up getting only two games with the big club in their historic season. While this may seem like a step backward, it was important for McLaughlin to get some pro-development after being rushed into a lot of responsibility last season. Don’t be discouraged by his lack of NHL playing time this season, as he should be in the running to win an NHL job in the coming years after being a part of a possible Providence Calder Cup run in 2023. Nate Duffett

May 2022 – McLaughlin was not drafted by any NHL clubs as he had pedestrian numbers in the USHL. Even his first two seasons at Boston College did not see him produce much offence. In his junior season with the Eagles, he exploded for a point per game, where he would essentially remain for the remainder of his collegiate career. The Bruins signed him to an entry-level deal as soon as his collegiate career ended. While he isn’t a dynamic playmaker, nor does he have a great shot, he is a smart player who knows where to be at all times on the ice. He just about always gets body position on his opponents and this enables him to generate opportunities. There won’t be many players faster than him on the ice so his tools, though none of them are great, he is greater than the sum of his parts. I wouldn’t expect major offensive output from him, but he could be the defensive steadiness required on an otherwise offensive scoring line, and that could lead to fantasy relevance. Victor Nuño

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 26, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Providence Capitals PeeweeQC Int PW2 1 12 0|        
 2014-2015 Team Blue USA-S155 1 34 -|        
  Cushing Academy USHS-Prep33 13 922 -|        
  NV River Rats 16U AAA NationalMHSL U1614 5 1015 4|        
 2015-2016 Team Orange USA-S165 0 55 0|        
  Cushing Academy USHS-Prep33 24 1943 -|        
  Cape Cod Whalers 16U AAAMHSL U1610 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Team Black USA-S175 2 24 -|        
  Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL60 4 1216 45|        
 2017-2018 Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL21 10 1020 33|        
 2018-2019 Boston CollegeNCAA39 4 48 20|        
 2019-2020 Boston CollegeNCAA34 5 712 14|        
 2020-2021 Boston CollegeNCAA24 10 1424 6|        
 2021-2022 Boston CollegeNCAA33 21 1132 22|        
  Boston BruinsNHL11 3 03 8|        
  Providence BruinsAHL1 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 00
  USAOG2 0 00 0|        
 2022-2023 Boston BruinsNHL2 0 00 2|        
  Providence BruinsAHL66 13 1730 45|Playoffs2 0 00
 2023-2024 Providence BruinsAHL53 6 511 18|        

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