Fantasy Summary

Pure goal-scorer with great size and an array of deadly releases in his arsenal. Will need to improve his overall mobility but has potential as an impact player in the NHL.


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September 2022 – Matthew Wood had a prolific season for Victoria in the BCHL in 2021-22, notching a staggering 45 goals and 40 assists in 46 games to lead the league in scoring. He suited up for Canada at the U18 World Championships last spring, picking up a pair of goals through four games, and again at the recent Hlinka Gretzky Cup where he scored two goals and three assists in five games to help secure a gold medal finish.

Wood is one of the best pure goal-scorers in the draft this year. The tall, rangy winger has an elite shot and a knack for scoring goals at a high rate. His release is extremely quick and he gets lots of power behind every shot. Wood’s ability to find the back of the net also stems from his high-end hands and IQ with the puck. He’s got a long reach and a good active stick, and can find passing and shooting lanes well, but he’s got to improve his speed, mobility and two-way game. He’ll be the youngest player in the NCAA this year during his freshman season at UConn, so it’ll be important to keep expectations to a reasonable level. Evan Pace

Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 6, 2005
Height 6‘3”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 BC Junior CanucksBrick Invitational6 1 23 0|Playoffs1 0 00
 2018-2019 Nanaimo Clippers U15 A1VIBHL- 58 52110 -|        
 2019-2020 North Shore Warriors U15 PrepCSSHL U1530 40 3171 6|Playoffs2 2 57
  North Shore Warriors U15 PrepJohn Reid Bantam5 7 613 2|        
 2020-2021 North Island Silvertips U18 AAABCEHL U180 0 00 0|        
  Victoria GrizzliesBCHL18 5 813 4|        
 2021-2022 Victoria GrizzliesBCHL46 45 4085 33|Playoffs5 2 35 10 
  Canada U18WJC-184 2 02 0|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of ConnecticutNCAA2 2 13 0|