Charlie Coyle of the Boston Bruins does have a girlfriend. He is dating Danielle Hooper. The two have been dating for more than a year.
Coyle is trending on social media after he scored the first goal for the Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals at TD Garden on Wednesday night. The 27-year-old got the crowd going when he capitalized on the Power Play in the first period. Check out the play below.
Coyle’s girlfriend may have been cheering the loudest. Although she isn’t from Massachusetts, she’s become a huge Bruins fan and she supports her guy — and his team — 100 percent. When the television camera panned to her in the stands, she was screaming and jumping up and down.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Coyle & Hooper Went Instagram Official Last Year
Coyle grew up in Weymouth, Massachusetts, but Hooper had never been to Boston before May 2018. She shared a photo with Coyle during that trip. The two visited Hull, Massachusetts, known for the popular Nantasket Beach.
“First trip to Boston ✔️ (Hopefully next time I’ll have the lingo down so this guy doesn’t have to constantly interpret for me,” Hooper captioned the pic.
Since that time, the two have been sharing pics on their respective Instagram accounts fairly frequently. They traveled to Turks and Caicos in January and shared several pics from their adventures together.
2. She’s From Minnesota & Likely Met Coyle When He Played for the Wild
Hooper hails from Minnesota. If you’re wondering how she might have met Coyle, he used to play for the Minnesota Wild.
Coyle was traded to the Bruins back in February. And while you might think that he’ll be heading elsewhere after this season, he probably won’t be going anywhere.
“He’s under contract next season on the same $3.2m AAV contract,” Stanley Cup of Chowder previously reported.
Evidently, he knows that he’s putting down some roots in Beantown. A few weeks ago, Hooper revealed that she was moving to Mass.
“Little detour to San Diego before I trade in my Minnesota ID for a Massachusetts one, see ya soon Boston,” she captioned an Instagram photo.
3. She Already Fits in With Other Bruins WAGs
It didn’t take Hooper long to find her Boston squad. She’s in good company when she attends a game at The Garden. As you can see in the photo above, she took part in a group picture in which several Bruins WAGs wore matching white leather jackets before a game last month.
She’s often sitting in the stands with friends — or other WAGs — rooting for the home team in custom Coyle gear. It’s been a fun season for Coyle, who gets to play for his home team.
Of course, Coyle also has the support of his parents and his sisters.
4. She Was Miss Minnesota USA in 2013
In 2013, Hooper was Miss Minnesota USA in 2013. She described her win as the “most surreal moment ever.”
“I did the teen competition in 2010, and then I did Miss Minnesota last year. The first time I did it, I actually didn’t really want to do it. My mom forced me to because I was really, really shy, and she thought it would be a way to pull me out of my shell, and she was 100 percent correct. It totally did,” Hooper told Patch back in 2012.
“I guess I got bitten by the bug that year and ever since then it’s just been my dream,” she added.
That year, Hooper went on to compete in the 2013 Miss USA pageant. She didn’t finish in the top 15, however.
5. She Studied Retail Merchandising at the University of Wisconsin – Stout
Hooper attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where she studied retail merchandising. According to a LinkedIn page that appears to belong to her, she graduated from the school with a Bachelor’s in Science in 2014.
“She hopes to one day own her own bridal boutique. Danielle believes that Retail Merchandising combines both the analytical, serious side of her personality, and her creative, silly side,” her profile on the Miss USA website reads, in part.
It’s unknown what Hooper does for work these days. According to LinkedIn, she was a buyer for a company called AmerisourceBergen, a job she held since 2014. She has also done some modeling work over the years, as evidenced by her Instagram page.
In addition, Hooper has done a lot of charity work and even joined forces with Habitat for Humanity in Miami, Florida, where she “helped build four homes,” according to the Miss USA website.
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