Bode Wilde

New York Islanders
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Fantasy Summary

Potentially a top four-defenseman, a big strong physical player who can create space in the offensive zone. A great passer with patience, and poise, Tools include a low, hard, booming shot with a quick release. Defensive game needs work. Style of play is reminiscent of Sheldon Souray, known for his affinity to blast pucks by goaltenders while struggling with gap control in his own end.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.3
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 24, 2000
Height 6‘3”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 41

Observations

March 2020 – After the Isles returned Wilde to junior to free a roster spot, the skilled young blueliner posted four goals and 11 points in as many games for the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit. The move was perhaps also recognition that he was in over his head in the AHL (two assists in 20 outings). Whenever hockey resumes, the 20-year-old will be back with Bridgeport. With good size and abundant talent, Wilde needs time to improve his decision-making before he gets a sniff of the big time. Mark Allan

February 2020 – “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” wrote Oscar Wilde. The stars Bode Wilde wants to join are not in the heavens, but in the NHL. He took an unusual step backward recently when the Islanders sent him from the AHL to junior. An ankle injury before Bridgeport’s season opener helped to limit the offense-minded blueliner to two assists in 20 AHL appearances. He’s since got a goal and two assists in six appearances with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit, where he should get lots of ice time and renewed confidence as a 20-year-old overager. Wilde has size, speed, physicality, a nose for the net and curious decision-making. He’s a Wilde card. Mark Allan

September 2018 – The New York Islander’s landed Bode Wilde in the second round of the 2018 draft. Many pundits pegged Wilde to be selected in the first round, his stock fell considerably due to concerns of his being a defensive liability. With an exceptional offensive game you can also expect him to be more valued in multi-cat leagues which count hits and blocks; as he is a punishing player with deceptive vision. Wilde will start this campaign in the OHL and should continue honing his two-way game. Jesse Sherman


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Belle Tire Peewee Major AAA T1EPHL 21 15 13 28 8 |          
 2013-2014 Honeybaked 13U AAA HPHL 13U 20 10 14 24 16 | Playoffs 4 6 1 7 16 
 2014-2015 Honeybaked 14U AAA HPHL 14U 17 6 11 17 20 |          
  Honeybaked 14U AAA Bantam 68 38 49 87 - |          
 2015-2016 Chicago Mission 16U AAA HPHL 16U 22 9 6 15 12 |          
  Team Gold USA-S15 5 2 2 4 - |          
  Chicago Mission 16U AAA NAPHL 16U 5 1 0 1 2 |          
 2016-2017 USNTDP Juniors USHL 34 3 3 6 10 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 56 8 11 19 48 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 1 0 0 0 2 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 5 2 4 6 2 |          
 2017-2018 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 3 13 16 16 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 61 12 29 41 65 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 0 0 0 4 |          
 2018-2019 Saginaw Spirit OHL 62 19 51 70 38 | Playoffs 17 7 2 9 18 
 2019-2020 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 20 0 2 2 10 |          
  Saginaw Spirit OHL 11 4 7 11 14 |          

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