• Coyle, who will attend Boston University in the fall, was named Eastern Junior Hockey League Rookie of the Year after finishing fifth overall in scoring with 63 points (21-42--63) in 42 games. He was coached this season by Scott Harlow, who was once a teammate of Coyle's dad, Chuck, with the South Shore Braves of the old New England Junior Hockey League.
• He was selected to represent his country at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial as well as the 2009 Four Nations Cup where he scored the overtime winner against Switzerland wrapping up the tournament title for the U.S. with a 3-0 record.
• He is the cousin of former NHL players Tony Amonte and Bobby Sheehan. Amonte, who also played hockey at Boston University, was drafted 68th overall in 1988 by the New York Rangers and had 900 points in the NHL playing for New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Calgary (1991-2007). Sheehan was selected by the Montreal Canadiens 32nd overall in the 1969 amateur draft playing 310 NHL games (1969-70 to 1981-82).
• Coyle received the 2010 John Carlton Award, given to an outstanding male student-athlete in an Eastern Massachusetts high school or junior hockey program – it was presented to him by Hockey Hall of Famer and Bruins vice president Cam Neely.
• Following a MVP season at Thayer Academy, where he scored 20 goals with 28 assists, Coyle decided to return to Weymouth High School as a senior, rather than play as a junior at Thayer, accelerating his arrival at Boston University.
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It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday