Kyle Wood
Born (1996-05-04)May 4, 1996,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
NHL Draft 84th overall, 2014
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2016–present

Kyle Wood (born May 4, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Wood was drafted 84th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Wood played youth hockey in his hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, and was selected in the third round, 57th overall, by the Brampton Battalion of the OHL Priority Selection in 2012.

Wood was selected after the 2013–14 season by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, 84th overall. In his final year of junior eligibility, the Avalanche traded Wood's NHL rights, along with those of Alex Tanguay and Conner Bleackley, to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Mikkel Boedker on February 29, 2016.[2]

At the conclusion of the 2015–16 OHL season with the North Bay Battalion, Wood signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Coyotes on March 27, 2016.[3] This was later revised to an amateur try-out deal, which he made with their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.

After attending his first training camp with the Coyotes, Wood was reassigned to new AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, for the 2016–17 season. In his first pro season, he earned October Rookie of the Month honors by registering points in all games. He also represented the Roadrunners at the AHL All-Star Classic.[4][5] Wood finished the season with 13 goals and 40 points in 63 games, earning selection to the AHL All-Rookie Team.[6]

On June 15, 2018, the Coyotes traded Wood to the San Jose Sharks for Adam Helewka.[7] The Sharks re-signed him to a one-year contract on July 12, 2019.[8]

On August 6, 2019, Wood was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Trevor Carrick.[9] After the 2019 training camp, the Canes sent him to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL for the 2019–20 season where he contributed 3 goals and 5 points in 14 games before being traded, for the fourth time in his professional career, going to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Oliwer Kaski on December 12, 2019.[10]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Waterloo Wolves Midget AAA 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Waterloo Wolves Midget AAA 30 9 11 20 54 14 3 13 16 6
2011–12 Waterloo Siskins GOJHL 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 2 4
2012–13 Orangeville Flyers OJHL 46 6 11 17 10
2012–13 Brampton Battalion OHL 16 1 1 2 8 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 North Bay Battalion OHL 33 2 10 12 21 22 2 8 10 6
2014–15 North Bay Battalion OHL 67 16 24 40 18 15 1 10 11 2
2015–16 North Bay Battalion OHL 49 8 31 39 18 11 2 11 13 2
2015–16 Springfield Falcons AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 68 14 29 43 16
2017–18 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 49 3 16 19 16 2 0 0 0 0
2018–19 San Jose Barracuda AHL 68 6 29 35 47 4 0 1 1 14
2019–20 Charlotte Checkers AHL 14 3 2 5 24
2019–20 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 35 1 5 6 8
AHL totals 236 27 81 108 113 6 0 1 1 14

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
AHL
All-Star Game 2017
All-Rookie Team 2017 [6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Avalanche Selects Seven Players At 2014 Draft (June 27, 2014).
  2. "Coyotes' Kyle Wood: Traded by Colorado", CBS Sports, February 29, 2016. (en) 
  3. Coyotes sign Wood to entry-level contract. Arizona Coyotes (March 27, 2016). Retrieved on March 27, 2016.
  4. Kyle Wood named CCM's Rookie of the Month. Tucson Roadrunners (November 2, 2016). Retrieved on November 2, 2016.
  5. "AHL All-Star Kyle Wood shining in first Tucson Roadrunners season", Five For Howling. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 AHL All-Rookie Team named. American Hockey League (April 5, 2017). Retrieved on April 5, 2017.
  7. Sharks Acquire Defenseman Kyle Wood From Coyotes (June 15, 2018). Retrieved on June 15, 2018.
  8. Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Kyle Wood. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 12, 2019.
  9. Hurricanes Acquire Defenseman Kyle Wood (August 6, 2019). Retrieved on August 6, 2019.
  10. Kujawa, Kyle (December 12, 2019). Red Wings acquire defenseman Kyle Wood from Carolina. Retrieved on December 12, 2019.

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