Charlie Coyle

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Charlie Coyle
Born (1992-03-02) March 2, 1992 (age 22)
Weymouth, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 28th overall, 2010
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2012–present

Charles R. Coyle (born March 2, 1992) is an American ice hockey forward currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. Coyle played part of a single season with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2012. He played for the Boston University Terriers hockey program as a prospect for the Minnesota Wild.[1] He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round (28th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

Playing career[edit]

High school[edit]

Coyle played for Weymouth High School, a public school during his freshman year and helped the Wildcat varsity hockey team to their first ever finals appearance at the TD Garden vs. private school Boston College High School. The Wildcats beat notable private schools during the playoffs during their stunning run, knocking off schools like Malden Catholic, Austin Prep, and Central Catholic. He played for Thayer Academy in Braintree before finishing his senior season back with the Wildcats.

Junior[edit]

Coyle played Tier III Junior A ice hockey in the Eastern Junior Hockey League with the South Shore Kings, based in Foxboro, Massachusetts. In the first and only season with South Shore, he finishing fifth overall in scoring with 63 points in 42 games.[3]

College[edit]

Coyle committed to play NCAA Division I college ice hockey with the Boston University Terriers of the Hockey East for the 2010–11 season. In his first game for the Terriers (an exhibition game against the University of Toronto), he scored two assists. He went on to record 26 points in 37 regular season games for the Terriers.[4]

On December 16, 2011, Coyle made the decision to leave Boston University and sign with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL.[5]

Professional[edit]

He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. On June 25, 2011, he was traded to the Minnesota Wild for Brent Burns and second round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, along with Devin Setoguchi, and a first round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[6]

On March 1, 2012, Coyle signed a three-year entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild, with the team keeping him on Saint John Sea Dogs until the end of the season.[7]

Charlie Coyle made his NHL debut on February 4, 2013. Wearing number 63, Charlie skated 12:44, with two shots and a hit. Coyle scored his first NHL goal (and point) against Joey MacDonald of the Calgary Flames on February 23, 2013.[8]

Coyle scored a memorable goal against the Los Angeles Kings on March 30, 2013, while shooting a one-timer, Coyle got taken down to his knees, he got his own rebound and buried a backhand shot for his eighth goal of the season.

Coyle also got into his first NHL fight against the Columbus Blue Jackets, taking on Brandon Dubinsky. He was given a match penalty for a hit on Artem Anisimov, which sparked the fight. After further review from the league, he was not given any additional discipline.

Coyle switched his jersey number from 63 to 3, the same number he had in college and in juniors.

Charlie made headlines after making a fan named Henry's dreams come true after waving to the boy during warm-ups. The gesture and Henry's reaction to the gesture were put on YouTube.[9] Charlie met Henry and his family a few weeks later, a day before a game between the Wild and the St. Louis Blues.[10]

Personal[edit]

Coyle is the cousin of two former NHL players, Tony Amonte and Bobby Sheehan.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Thayer Academy USHS 26 20 28 48 4
2009–10 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 4 1 0 1 2
2009–10 South Shore Kings EJHL 47 23 49 72 54 4 2 1 3 0
2010–11 Boston University HE 37 7 19 26 34
2011–12 Boston University HE 16 3 11 14 20
2011–12 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 23 15 23 38 8 17 15 19 34 8
2012–13 Houston Aeros AHL 47 14 11 25 22
2012–13 Minnesota Wild NHL 37 8 6 14 28 5 0 2 2 2
2013–14 Minnesota Wild NHL 70 12 18 30 33 13 3 4 7 6
NHL totals 107 20 24 44 61 18 3 6 9 8
Medal record
Competitor for United States USA
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2011 USA

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States WJC 3rd 6 2 4 6 4
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 4 1 5 2
Junior totals 12 6 5 11 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2010–11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coyle on a roll going into Draft". National Hockey League. 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". National Hockey League. 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Eastern Junior Hockey League News". Pointstreak.com. 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  4. ^ "2010 prospects: Charlie Coyle". HockeysFuture.com. 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Charlie Coyle to join Sea Dogs". Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  6. ^ "Sharks trade Setoguchi, first-rounder to Wild for Burns". The Sports Network. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Wild Signs Coyle To Entry Level Contract". Glen Andresen. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2012020261
  9. ^ "Priceless: Wild's Coyle Makes Young Fan's Day". National Hockey League. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  10. ^ "Young fan gets his wish to meet Charlie Coyle". National Hockey League. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  11. ^ "Coyle, Charlie - NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profiles". National Hockey League. 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Stéphane Da Costa
Hockey East Rookie of the Year
2010–11
Succeeded by
Scott Wilson
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nick Petrecki
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Tomas Hertl