Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced Wednesday that the team has extended qualifying offers to defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo as well as, forwards Danton Heinen, Peter Cehlarik, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, and Ryan Fitzgerald.
Forward Gemel Smith – who was claimed off waivers from the B’s on December 6 – was not qualified and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
McAvoy, 21, had seven goals and 21 assists in 54 regular season games and two goals and six assists in 23 playoff games. He has 14 goals and 46 assists in 117 regular season games played in the NHL.
Carlo, 22, had two goals and eight assists in 72 regular season games and two goals and six assists in 23 playoff games. He has eight goals and 24 assists in 230 regular season games played in the NHL.
Heinen, 23, had 11 goals and 23 assists in 77 regular season games and two goals and six assists in 24 playoff games. He has 27 goals and 54 assists in 162 regular season games.
Cehlarik, 23, had four goals and two assists in 20 regular season games and has five goals and five assists in the 37 career regular season games.
Forsbacka-Karlsson had three goals and six assists in 28 regular season games this past season and over 29 games played in the NHL.