The Minnesota Wild traded forward Charlie Coyle to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Ryan Donato and a 2019 fifth-round pick. Wild general manager, Paul Fenton, said he got the green light to make trades before the deadline. Coyle, 26, has scored 10 goals and 18 assists in 60 games this season.
Coyle was drafted 28th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He moved to the Wild as a part of the Brent Burns blockbuster trade. He made his debut with the Wild in the 2012-2013 season. His best year was in 2016-2017 where he recorded 56 points (18 goals, 38 assists). The 26-year-old signed a five-year contract with the Wild in 2014 and is due $3.2 million next season. The Bruins are expected to add a lot of trades before the Feb.25 deadline.
Donato, 22, was selected by the Boston Bruins in the second-round, 56th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Before playing for the Bruins he spent three seasons playing college hockey for Harvard University. In 2017-2018, he made his debut scoring nine points (five goals, four assists) in 12 games. The Wild look like they will be sellers in the deadline while the Bruins are loading up for the playoffs.