Michael Russo has covered the National Hockey League since 1995. He has covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005, after 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel. He uses “Russo’s Rants” to feed a wide-ranging hockey-centric discussion with readers, and can be heard weekly on KFAN (100.3 FM) radio and seen weekly on Fox Sports North.

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Coyle signs entry-level contract

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild news Updated: March 1, 2012 - 9:09 AM

Charlie Coyle, the 2010 San Jose Sharks' first-round pick that came in the Brent Burns trade last June, has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract.

He joins Johan Larsson, Jonas Brodin, Brett Bulmer and Zack Phillips as top prospects already signed. Still to come: Mikael Granlund, expected after the world championships, and likely after his DU season, Jason Zucker.

Coyle left Boston University after the world junior championships and is lighting it up with Saint John of the QMJHL alongside Phillips, a 2011 first-round pick (pick also came in the Burns trade).

Here's a story Kent Youngblood wrote on Coyle and Phillips on Sunday.

Here's a feature I wrote on Coyle in July

Coyle has 12 goals and 12 assists in 16 games. Here are his complete college and junior hockey stats.

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