We mentioned in passing yesterday that Charlie Coyle would be in Toronto for the NHLPA Rookie Showcase. The showcase, which features rookies from all 30 NHL teams,is a chance for players to get photographed for their first trading cards and other memorabilia-related items.
It also leads to seeing a ghost from the past: a right-hand shot wearing #3.
Don't worry, its not Marek Zidlicky. Coyle, who has worn #63 at various Wild development camps, is staking his claim to what has traditionally been a defensive number and one he has worn in college, junior and international play
Here's a closer look:
(s/t Charlie's sister Jess for taking these pictures.)
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