The Boston Bruins are enjoying another successful start to the season and currently sit at the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
One player who's made his presence felt for the Bruins on and off the ice is forward Charlie Coyle.
The 27 year old came over a couple of day's before last year's trade deadline and while it took awhile for him to get comfortable with his new team, he showed up in a big way during the playoffs.
Coyle put up 16 points in 24 games during the Bruins' Stanley Cup playoff run which included a huge game winner in overtime.
The forward is currently in a contract year and is hoping to re-sign with his hometown team.
“We’re always talking,” Coyle said. “I’m not worried about anything. Something will work out and it’ll work out the right way. It’s not something I’m really focused on. I’m here for this season, and I know that, so I’m just going to focus on that and make sure I play my game, because that’s something my team needs from me. I want to be the best player I can and the rest of it will take care of itself.”
“I love it here,” he said. “My time here has been awesome. I really like playing for this team, for Boston, and on top of it you’re close to your family, friends and I use it as a good thing. The team we have, and will continue to have in years to come, it checks all the boxes.”
Coyle can be a key piece to the Bruins' future success as he's a versatile forward who can play center or play on the wing.
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