Bruins Trade Ryan Donato To Wild For Charlie Coyle


The NHL Trade Deadline is Monday and we expect the next few days to be very active.

Charlie Coyle is being traded to the Boston Bruins by the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday for center Ryan Donato and a draft pick, according to multiple reports.

The 26-year-old Coyle had 10 goals and 18 assists this season, but no points in his past seven games.

Coyle is a native of Weymouth, Mass. and played for Boston University. He's also cousins with Tony Amonte.

Coyle should provide depth at the center position that the Bruins sorely need as they get ready for a the push for the playoffs.

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

The trade frees up almost $3 million in cap space for the Wild, which are just three points back of a Wild Card spot.

For the Wild, Donato is a very nice asset who has shown some high-end National Hockey League skill in bursts, but like Coyle, needs to find consistency.

"It hasn't been a lot of fun going to sleep at night", general manager Paul Fenton said before the Wild's 4-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday.

Now it hurts to see Donato go. Bob McKenzie of TSN reported the centerman is heading to his hometown Boston Bruins. Kaprizov is still under contract with CSKA Moscow until April 30, 2020. He's not worth a first-round draft pick and a valuable prospect, however. Boston got what they needed in the short-term, while the Wild got what they needed for the long-term. He has been with the publication since 2005 and in that span, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his house.