The Boston Bruins re-signed forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to multi-year extensions on Wednesday. General Manager Don Sweeney doesn’t want to hint on the last-minute contract fury.
Charlie Coyle became a Boston Bruins player last February. Immediately, he has become a welcome and respected part of the team, beloved on behalf of the Bruins family and fans.
Charlie Coyle didn’t hesitate a second; he wanted to remain a Bruin. Unquestionably, Coyle-to-Boston rumors popped out a whole lot over the past few seasons. It never materialized until last February. Coyle was well aware of playing for his hometown team.
Now, Coyle is set to be in Boston at least until 2026. For the Bruins, Coyle has become more than a valuable player. The Bruins have utilized him on the center position on all three top lines already, practically.
The 27-year-old versatile attacker can kill penalties and is effective on the power play. He had three straight Stanley Cup Final games with a goal, one game shy of a record. There is less to none to not love about Charlie Coyle on the Bruins.
Is six years too long for an extension? Not at all, as Coyle will only be 34 at the end of the deal. What about the money, then? A salary cap hit of $5.25 million per season is also affordable for the Bruins.
Coyle had nine goals and seven assists for 16 points in the playoffs last season. He has five tallies and nine helpers for 14 points in 25 this season. His production is more than enough for the Bruins.
The Weymouth native hasn’t missed a game in five of his last six campaigns. For the Bruins to extend Coyle and skip all the free-agent drama and intricate negotiations is thunderous success once again.
Now, Bruins fans wait to see what Torey Krug’s contract will look like because the Bruins already have something in the making for sure.