Charlie Coyle has picked up a goal and assist in four games with the Wild this season.
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 July.
"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."
Jets grounded once again
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
It's not even two weeks into the NHL season but the walls already are closing in on Paul Maurice and the Winnipeg Jets.
Maurice fielded one tough question after another about his 1-4 Jets at a Monday press conference before finally losing his cool and uttering a certain four-letter word.
When CBC reporter Jeff Hamilton told Winnipeg's head coach how Jets forward Blake Wheeler said it wasn't "the players' jobs to keep other teammates accountable," Maurice didn't raise his voice, but his harsh response revealed a frustrated man who is running out of answers.