Our love for hockey (along with dogs!) is a way of life for us at The Black Dog, which is why we are super stoked about our latest collaboration with Boston Bruins star defenseman, Charlie McAvoy (and his Frenchie, Otto). Our co-branded product line features athleisurewear and accessories, all made with our shared passion for off-the-leash adventures in mind. 

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"Growing up on the south shore of Long Island, spending time on the beach with my family and our pups was a huge part of my childhood. This coastal community vibe is what The Black Dog is all about, making it a perfect match. I am so excited for this collaboration and to become a part of something that embodies what has always been a part of me." - Charlie McAvoy

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About Charlie


Born and raised in Long Beach, New York, McAvoy started skating at the age of 3 at Long Beach Arena, where his father, Charlie Sr., helped install a studio rink as a plumbing and heating contractor.

He attended Long Beach High School for one year before moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to join USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. McAvoy played two seasons with the NTDP and helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Under-18 World Championship before heading back east to play at Boston University as a 17-year-old freshman. Following his freshman season, during which he led the team's defensemen with 25 points (three goals, 22 assists) in 37 games, McAvoy was selected by the Boston Bruins with the No. 14 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

When he's off the ice, Charlie enjoys surfing and spending time with his family, wife, and Frenchie, Otto.

  • Born: December 21, 1997
  • Birthplace: Long Beach, NY, USA
  • Shoots: Right
  • Draft: 2016 BOS, 1st rd, 14th pk (14th overall)