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Minnesota (NHL): Regular Season-70 GP, 12 G, 18 A, 30 P, 33 PIM, 135 SOG
Playoffs-13 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 P, 6 PIM, 23 SOG
From the beginning of the year through March 20th, it had been a disappointing season for Charlie Coyle. Through 58 games played, he only had tallied seven goals and thirteen assists. He saw his ice time dip, and then had a talking to from his head coach. From March 22nd through the end of the season (12 games), Coyle registered five goals and five assists and found a fourth gear the Wild had been looking from him. He continued his hot streak into the playoffs as he scored three goals and two assists in the seven games against Colorado to help get the Wild get into the second round. In that round, Coyle was suffering from two separated shoulders and was limited to just two assists in the series. Despite the injuries, Coyle had a promising end to his season after a horrid start.
Status for 2014-15
Coyle enters 2014-15 in the final year of his entry level contract, which will come with a $900,000 cap hit to the Wild. He will be a restricted free agent the following year. Chuck Fletcher indicated in May that he would like to save some cap space this summer so he could lock down some of his young stars. Coyle definitely falls in that category and could see a new contract come sometime this offseason.
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