SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Charlie Coyle from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned forward Johan Larsson to Houston.
Coyle, 20 (3/2/92), joins the Wild for the second time after originally being recalled on Feb. 3 and making his NHL debut on Feb. 4 in Phoenix. He registered six shots on goal in five games with Minnesota, before being reassigned to Houston on Feb. 14.
The native of East Weymouth, Mass., has posted 25 points (14-11=25) in 47 games with the Aeros this season, his first year of professional hockey. The 6-foot-2, 222-pound forward was acquired by Minnesota from San Jose along with Devin Setoguchi and a 2011 first-round draft selection (Zack Phillips) in exchange for Brent Burns and a 2012 second-round pick on the first day of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul on June 24, 2011. He wears jersey #63 with Minnesota.
Larson, 20 (6/25/92), totaled two shots in one game with the Wild after being recalled Feb. 16, making his NHL debut versus Detroit on Feb. 17. The 6-foot, 198-pound native of Lau, Sweden, has totaled 27 points (13-14=27) in 50 games with Houston this season. Larsson was selected by Minnesota in the second round (56th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.