Charles Coyle was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1992. Coyle comes from good hockey bloodlines as his cousin Tony Amonte played 1,174 regular season NHL games and scored 900 points for five teams.
From 2007-2009, Charlie Coyle played his high school hockey at Thayer Academy prep school in Braintree, Massachusetts, where his cousin Amonte played. In two seasons, Coyle scored 34 goals with 51 assists. The big forward joined the South Shore Kings of the United States Premier Hockey League in 2009-10 and played with future Bruins teammate Chris Wagner. In one year with the Kings, the right-shot center scored 21 goals with 42 assists in 42 games and was named to the league’s All-Rookie Team.
Charlie Coyle chose to attend Boston University in 2010-11 and scored seven goals with 19 assists as a freshman. Coyle would play just 16 games with the Terriers the following season before leaving to play for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound forward had 38 points in 23 games and scored four goals for the United States U-20 National Team in the World Junior Championships.
Charlie Coyle Drafted 28th Overall by San Jose Sharks in the 2010 NHL Draft.
The San Jose Sharks drafted Coyle in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft as his time with the South Shore Kings ended. On June 24, 2011, as his season with the Sea Dogs ended, San Jose traded Coyle to the Minnesota Wild. On March 1, 2012, the Wild signed the big forward to a three-year, $2.925 million deal as Coyle spent 47 games with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League and totaled 25 points.
Coyle’s NHL Debut To Today
Charlie Coyle made his NHL Debut with the Wild on February 4, 2013, against the Phoenix Coyotes and played 12:44 of ice time with two shots on goal. The winger scored his first NHL goal (and point) against Joey MacDonald of the Calgary Flames on February 23, 2013. In his career with the Wild, Coyle played 479 games and registered 91-151-242 and a plus-32 rating. In 44 postseason games, Coyle totaled 15 points and a minus-17 rating.
On February 20, 2019, the Boston Bruins traded for the hometown kid as Coyle was acquired in exchange for fellow Bostonian Ryan Donato before the trade deadline. In 288 games with the Bruins, the two-way center has scored 52 goals with 87 assists and a plus-20 rating. Coyle has 16 goals and 14 assists in 30 games in the playoffs. This season, the 31-year-old Coyle has 12 goals and 24 assists and is in year three of a six-year, $31.5 million contract with the team he followed as a kid.
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