Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year extension

St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – The Minnesota Wild moved to lock up
another of their young core on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center
Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.

No financial terms were disclosed by the club, but the Minneapolis Star-
Tribune reported it is worth $16 million for the duration with an average
annual value of $3.2 million. Coyle was due to be a restricted free agent in

“We’re very excited to get Charlie Coyle signed through the 2019-20 season,”
said Wild GM Chuck Fletcher. “Charlie’s size, overall skill set, and character
give him a chance to emerge as a top power forward in the game and we’re happy
he will be doing that in the State of Hockey for years to come.”

The 22-year-old native of the Boston suburbs and Boston University product has
picked up a goal and assist in four games with the Wild this season, his third
NHL campaign.

In 111 career appearances, Coyle has totaled 21 goals and 25 assists.

It’s the third big splurge for Fletcher, who inked defenseman Jonas Brodin to
a $25 million, 6-year extension 10 days ago and signed forward Nino
Niederreiter to an $8 million deal for three years in the offseason.