LAS VEGAS - Charlie Coyle knows there will be plenty of emotions running through his mind on Tuesday night when he steps onto the TD Garden with the Spoked-B across his chest for the first time. A native of East Weymouth, Mass., the 26-year-old dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League and one day donning the Black & Gold.
"You've got me smiling just thinking about it," said Coyle, who was acquired from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night in exchange for Ryan Donato and a 2019 conditional fifth-round pick.
"I'm watching Bruins games growing up in the Boston area, so that's what you envision. We all played street hockey in front of your house…or just skating on the pond when you're younger, you envision playing for the hometown team.
"I definitely did some of that when I was younger. Obviously it's a cool moment right now and I don't think it's fully hit me, but I'm pretty excited."