When Charlie Coyle was traded from the Minnesota Wild to the Boston Bruins ahead of the 2019 NHL trade deadline, the common refrain was that he was returning home. The Weymouth native was getting a chance to play for his hometown team, and needless to say, he succeeded.
During the Bruins' run to the Stanley Cup Final, Coyle was arguably one of the team's best players. Coyle tied for the team lead in postseason goals with 9 and logged the team's best plus/minus rating among forwards with a mark of plus-8. And evidently, his efforts were good enough to get him recognition from his hometown city of Weymouth.
On Saturday night at the re-opening of Connell Rink in Weymouth, Coyle was presented with the key to the city as a part of "Charlie Coyle Day." Here's a look at some photos from the event, courtesy of the Boston Bruins official Twitter account.
Coyle didn't just receive a key to the city either. He had his number raised to the rafters at the rink along with the three other Weymouth natives to play in the NHL.
It must have been nice for Coyle to get this type of recognition from his hometown, especially after fulfilling one of his childhood dreams of playing for the Bruins.
Coyle, 27, will have a chance to continue to make his hometown proud as he enters his first full season with the Bruins. He will become an unrestricted free agent following the 2019-20 NHL season and will make $4.25 million this season, per Spotrac.com.
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Bruins forward Charlie Coyle honored by hometown of Weymouth originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston