Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year, $16M extension 23 Oct 14

UNDATED (AP) – The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle through the 2019-20 season.

The deal was announced Wednesday for the 22-year-old Coyle, who is in third season with the Wild. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound former first-round pick by San Jose was acquired by the Wild in a draft-day deal in 2011, when they sent defenseman Brent Burns to the Sharks.

Coyle has 21 goals and 25 assists in 111 games. Last season, he had 12 goals and 18 assists in 70 games and was third on the team on hits with 108.

He’s the second young player locked up for the long term by the Wild this month. Defenseman Jonas Brodin signed a six-year extension Oct. 12.