After the conclusion of the 2021-22 NCAA season, Marc McLaughlin signed out of college with his hometown team, the Boston Bruins, on a two-year, $1.85M contract. Becoming a restricted free agent this offseason, the team announced a one-year, $775K contract for next season.
Playing in the solid Hockey East division throughout his time in the NCAA, McLaughlin suited up for four seasons with the Boston College Eagles. In the entirety of its history, Boston College has regularly produced a solid club but was only able to reach the Frozen Four Tournament once with McLaughlin on the roster.
In 130 career games for the Eagles, McLaughlin scored 40 goals and 36 assists, really catching some offensive fire in his later years with the team. Initially after signing his contract out of college, McLaughlin suited up in 11 games for the Bruins down the stretch, scoring three goals, the first of which coming in his first game in the professional league.
This past season, with the Bruins having some of the best depth in the league, McLaughlin spent the majority of the year playing for the team’s AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. In 66 games for the baby Bruins, McLaughlin scored 13 goals and 17 assists, finishing 10th on the team in scoring. Overall, Providence had a great year in the AHL, finishing first in the Atlantic Division but was quickly dispatched by the Hartford Wolf Pack in the division semi-finals.