Less than a year ago Ryan Donato was viewed as a core member of the Bruins future. Now, he’s packing his bags for Minnesota. Late Wednesday afternoon the Bruin dealt Donato along with a 5th round pick to the Wild for center Charlie Coyle.
Not official but hearing the trade is Coyle to BOS in exchange for Ryan Donato and a fifth-round pick. Details to come.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 20, 2019
Coyle has had a down year for the Wild, only scoring 10 goals and 28 points over 60 games played. However, he’s a huge upgrade for the Bruins on offense.
It’s expected that the Bruins will slot him in as the third line center — a position the B’s have struggled to find stability at all season.
Coyle is a native of Weymouth, Mass. and played for Boston University. His best season came in 2016-17 when he amassed 18 goals and 56 points.
Donato, another hometown product, is also in the midst of a down year. In 34 games, he has six goals and nine points with a minus-11. He’s currently been playing for the Providence Bruins of the AHL.
— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) February 20, 2019
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