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Wild, Coyle agree on five-year contract extension

Charlie Coyle

Minnesota Wild’s Charlie Coyle skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Thursday, April 11, 2013 in St. Paul. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


The Minnesota Wild have come to terms with forward Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension worth a reported $16 million.

“We’re very excited to get Charlie Coyle signed through the 2019-20 season,” said GM Chuck Fletcher in a release. “Charlie’s size, overall skill set, and character give him a chance to emerge as a top power forward in the game and we’re happy he will be doing that in the State of Hockey for years to come.”

Coyle’s cap hit starting next season will be $3.2 million, a manageable number for the Wild assuming the 22-year-old can continue to develop into the goal-scoring winger the club believes he can be.

Coyle had 12 goals and 18 assists in 70 games last season. He added three goals in 13 playoff games.

The Wild still have two key pending RFA forwards in Mikael Granlund and Erik Haula.