Although Charlie Coyle’s NHL team, the Minnesota Wild, was recently eliminated in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he was able to overcome the disappointment, and find success with Team USA at the 2015 Ice Hockey World Championships.

Coyle helped Team USA clinch the Bronze Medal, contributing with three goals and two assists, for a total of five points in the tournament. Coyle only participated in five of the ten games in which Team USA played due to the Minnesota Wild being active in the NHL playoffs. His first match he competed in was the victory against Slovenia on May 10. He was not able to score in his first game played, but did contribute a goal in his second one, helping the United States beat Slovakia by a score of 5-4. He recorded two multiple point games in the tournament, with a goal and an assist in each. Luckily for Team USA, one of his two point performances was in the Bronze Medal game, which was won by a score of 3-0 against the Czech Republic.

Coyle participated in the tournament with many other NHL players, and was undoubtedly one of the most successful, based on the amount of games in which he participated and the points that he scored.

Being that Coyle is a young player; it is great that he was willing to stay active shortly after the Minnesota Wild were eliminated in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hopefully his offseason work to improve his game will translate to his upcoming seasons with the Wild in the NHL, and will help them win a Stanley Cup in the near future.

My name is Hannah! A Wild and Gopher fan who's always had a knack for writing, I decided to attend the University of Minnesota in order to pursue a journalism degree. Combining my love for writing and hockey has been the perfect path for me, and I enjoy every opportunity I have to do so.

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