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Bruins’ Charlie McAvoy donates hockey gear to special needs athletes (pics)

Boston Bruins rookie sensation Charlie McAvoy took some time this week’s during the regular season’s stretch run to spend some time with some special needs athletes. Even better, McAvoy donated some much-needed hockey gear, thanks to a partnership with CCM Hockey.

McAvoy paid a visit earlier this week to Smart Light Sports facility in Woburn, Mass., which “aims to help children with physical or learning disabilities find a way onto their respective sports fields,” per a CBS Sports report. The 20-year-old phenom met with nine kids and gave them new helmets, sticks and skates.

“Everyone should be able to experience this game,” McAvoy said. “I mean, it’s given me so much, so to come back here and hang around with these kids a little bit and drop off some great CCM gear and just spend some time, I mean, it’s special.”

McAvoy is currently sidelined due to a sprained left MCL and will be reevaluated in a few weeks. The defenseman has seven goals and 25 assists in his debut NHL season.