Minnesota Wild prospect Charlie Coyle has left Boston University for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
According to U.S. Hockey Report, Coyle is leaving because of academic issues. College Hockey News also reported Coyle’s departure. He has three goals and 14 points in 16 games with Boston University this season. Last year, he was named Hockey East’s rookie of the year after scoring seven goals and 26 points in 37 games.
Coyle is also one of eight players returning to represent Team USA at the 2012 World Junior Championship. Coyle, named one of the team’s three best players last year in Buffalo, helped the American squad to a bronze medal.
Originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Coyle was dealt to the Minnesota Wild as part of a package for defenseman Brent Burns.
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