Wild trade Charlie Coyle - Story | KMSP

Wild trade Charlie Coyle - Story | KMSP

Wild trade Charlie Coyle - Story | KMSP

Paul Fenton continues to make moves.

The Boston Bruins traded for Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle on Wednesday, and one of the team's former players approves of the move. But, for some reason, the trade won't be officially announced until 10 p.m ET Wednesday.

Coyle has 28 points in 60 games this season while averaging over 17 minutes per contest. He tallied just six goals and three assists in 34 games and was sent to the AHL twice, most recently January 17.

The trade works for the Wild too, as they're getting an extra draft pick and getting younger as Coyle is 26 (27 on March 2) and Donato is 22 (23 on April 9). Bob McKenzie of TSN reported the centerman is heading to his hometown Boston Bruins.

Coyle made his National Hockey League debut with the Wild in 2013 at the age of 20.

Coyle had 18 assists and 10 goals for the Wild this season.

The seven-year veteran is under contract through 2020 at a $3.2-million cap hit. His stock was on the rise after a 21-goal campaign in 2015-16, followed by a career-best 56 points the next year. Donato recorded nine points in 34 games in the National Hockey League this season while chipping in 12 points in 18 contests in the minors.

Coyle will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2019-20 season.

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