September 13, 1995|
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|NHL team||New Jersey Devils|
|National team||United States|
100th overall, 2013|
New Jersey Devils
Miles William Wood (born September 13, 1995) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League (NHL). Wood was drafted by the Devils in the 4th round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Following the 2015–16 season, his freshman year with Boston College in the Hockey East, Wood ended his collegiate career in signing a three-year entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils on April 8, 2016. He made his NHL debut for the Devils the following night on April 9, 2016, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The 2017–18 season was a breakout year for Wood who set career highs in points and played in his first NHL playoff game. On November 12, 2017, Wood scored his first NHL hat trick in a 7–5 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. On February 18, 2018, Wood was suspended without pay for 2 games for boarding Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov. Wood helped the Devils clinch a spot in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs by scoring the game-winning goal in a 2–1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on April 5, 2018. Wood ended the regular season with a career-best 32 points and signed a four-year contract with the Devils before the 2018–19 season.
When Wood was 11 years old he wrote a letter to Washington Capitals star, Alexander Ovechkin, asking him to autograph his hockey card. In the letter, Wood promised that if Ovechkin did not sign and return the card that he would check him the first chance he got to play against him when he made it to the NHL. Although Ovechkin never returned the card, he autographed a photo for Wood before facing him for the first time at the Verizon Center.
Woods father is former professional hockey player Randy Wood, who played for the New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Dallas Stars before retiring. His mother is Cheryl Wood. Wood also has a brother Tyler, born in 1994, who currently plays with ERC Sonthofen in the German league Oberliga.
Regular season and playoffs
|2010–11||Salem Ice Dogs||EmJHL||13||4||5||9||8||2||0||0||0||0|
|2011–12||Salem Ice Dogs||EmJHL||14||8||1||9||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Noble & Greenough||USHS||15||8||10||18||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Noble & Greenough||USHS||28||29||25||54||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Noble & Greenough||USHS||17||17||18||35||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||New Jersey Devils||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||New Jersey Devils||NHL||60||8||9||17||86||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||New Jersey Devils||NHL||76||19||13||32||84||5||0||0||0||14|
|2018–19||New Jersey Devils||NHL||63||10||14||24||91||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Devils sign forward Miles Wood". NHL.com. April 9, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
- "Devils fall to Jets despite strong effort by pair of rookies". NY Daily News. November 29, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
- "Miles Wood has hat trick, Devils outscore Blackhawks 7-5". Washington Post. Associated Press. November 13, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
- "Wood suspended two games for actions in Devils game against Lightning". NHL.com. February 18, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- Rosen, Dan (April 5, 2018). "Devils clinch playoff berth with win against Maple Leafs". NHL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
- "Devils re-sign forward Miles Wood to a four-year contract". NHL.com. September 22, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
- Gulitti, Tom (December 30, 2016). "Devils rookie finally gets Alex Ovechkin's autograph". NHL.com. Washington. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
- "TYLER WOOD". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.