Charlie Coyle on OMF talks early impressions of Bruins, getting to honor fallen Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna

Mike Cratty
February 28, 2019 - 2:33 pm

Charlie Coyle joined Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Wednesday to discuss his return home and his first couple games as a member of the Bruins. The Weymouth, Massachusetts native was acquired from Minnesota in exchange for Ryan Donato last week and had a shootout goal in the Bruins' loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

When asked about coming home, Coyle had nothing but good things to say.

"It was pretty exciting," he told OMF. "There’s always the trade rumors and things like that it seems like. I really don’t pay attention too much to it but then when I saw the missed call from my GM from the Wild, I knew something was up."

Coyle's first home game as a Bruin on Tuesday featured an emotional beginning, as he joined the family of fallen Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna for the ceremonial puck drop.

"For that, and such a cool moment for their family, and to honor Michael Chesna that was pretty cool," Coyle said. "And all that credit goes to [Zdeno] Chara for stepping up and saying, 'Hey, you take it, you take it no matter what. You’re from Weymouth and you deserve it.'"

On the topic of differences between the Bruins and the Wild, Coyle said, “You can tell right off the bat, they’re on the same page [in Boston]. It’s a winning culture in there, guys that have been there, done that, have gone all the way, and you can tell they’re a pretty tight-knit group. Everyone gets along and that’s so huge. I think those teams are ones that you see towards the end of the season and the playoffs."

The sentiment is pretty clear that Coyle is already enjoying his time in Boston and is looking forward to more. As a big trade deadline acquisition, he will be counted on to contribute consistently going forward and into the playoffs.

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