Charlie Coyle all set for his NHL debut. twitter.com/styleswild/sta…
— Styleswild (@styleswild) February 4, 2013
Charlie Coyle made his National Hockey League debut last night with the Minnesota Wild.
Coyle saw of 12:44 of ice time and registered two shots, one hit, and a blocked shot as the Wild fell 2-1 to the Coyotes in Phoenix.
“Pretty good, really,” writes Brian Reynolds of Hockey Wilderness on how Coyle looked in his first NHL game. “The kid looks to have the chops. Just needs some time.”
Via the Wild website, here’s Coyle speaking after the game.
It’s unclear how long Coyle will stay up with Minnesota. He has 14 goals and 10 assists in 44 games with the American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros.
Coyle joins Yann Sauve, Simon Despres, Mike Hoffman, and Jonathan Huberdeau as former Sea Dogs to make it into a NHL game.
Last night’s game was played in front of a massive crowd of 9,508 fans at Jobing.com Arena. The Quebec Remparts are averaging 10,908 fans per home game this season. No idea how the Coyotes are surviving down there.