Miles Wood

grantfrey

2018-03-26

Miles Wood, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 194

Born: 1995-09-13

Hometown: Buffalo, NY, USA

Drafted: 2013 by the New Jersey Devils, 100th overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2018 – Wood has vastly improved in the offensive categories in his second full year as an NHL pro. He has more than doubled his goal tally from his rookie year and continues to improve his all around game. Wood’s biggest strength is his straightaway speed ranking as one of the fastest players in the NHL. He should be an excellent role player for years to come and help provide some much needed secondary scoring. Grant Frey


May 2017 – Wood was a rare bright spot in a dismal Devils campaign. He did most of his damage early with eight goals and six assists in his first forty games but ran out of gas late, registering his final goal in mid-February and just three assists in his last twenty contests. Wood could use some work on puck possession, but overall generated excitement with his powerful game and willingness to stand up for teammates, leading the team with 86 PIM (second among NHL rookies to Matthew Tkachuk), six majors, and two misconducts. Might work well on a tough, potent line with Michael McLeod in Newark next year. Kevin Wickersham

 

January 2017 – In 31 contests with New Jersey since his early season recall from AHL Albany, Wood has quickly impressed as a scorer (seven goals and four assists) with a physical game that isn’t afraid to stand up for his teammates (33 PIM – including several impressive fighting majors). Wowing teammates and coaches alike with his on-ice speed, aggressiveness, and relentless forechecking, Wood has carved out a niche on the Devils, most recently skating on a line with Mike Cammalleri and Adam Henrique and serving regularly on New Jersey’s top power play unit. With a shot percentage of 13% his production rate may not last, but his impressio