In the last of this season’s awards, NESN announced today that the fan-voted 7th Player Award will go to Charlie Coyle. The center will also receive $5,000 to donate to charity.
Coyle was acquired by the Boston Bruins from the Minnesota Wild during the 2018-19 season and he quickly acclimated to the Bruins’ game, contributing 16 points in last year’s playoff run.
During the 2019-20 regular season, Coyle had 16 goals and 21 assists in 70 games. Coyle ranked sixth on the team in overall points this season.
Hailing from East Weymouth, Mass., he’s the fifth Massachusetts native to win the award - alongside Bill Guerin, Ted Donato, John Carter, and last year's winner, Chris Wagner.
The NESN award is normally given out before the start of the last home regular season game, but because of the pandemic, was delayed. SO! Now prior to tomorrow’s exhibition game, NESN will air a highlight special of Coyle’s achievements during their pre-game broadcast at 6 pm. It will also feature an interview with him.
Previous winners of the award include Charlie McAvoy (2018) and David Pastrnak (2017).