Miles Wood

Hometown:

Buffalo New York

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1995-09-13

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

4th round (100th overall), 2013

Weight:

160 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Miles Wood skated for Mass North U17 along with his older brother Tyler Wood in the New England Fall Prep League and skated for the Salem Ice Dogs Empire League junior team. In 14 games he scored 4 goals with 5 assists and had 8 penalty minutes. He was scoreless in two playoff games for the Ice Dogs.

2011-12: Woods played 14 junior games for Salem in the Empire League, scoring 8 goals with 1 assist and 28 penalty minutes. Wood was invited to USA Hockey’s Select 17 Development Camp in June.

2012-13: Wood joined his older brother Tyler at Massachusetts’ Nobles and Greenough School. Repeating his sophomore year in his first season in the New England Prep School league, he scored 8 goals with 10 assists and 18 penalty minutes in 15 games before suffering a season-ending foot injury. He also skated in six games for the Cape Cod Whalers U18 team. Wood committed to playing college hockey at Brown in 2014-15. Ranked 138th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings he was select by New Jersey in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Wood had a breakout junior season for Nobles and Greenough in his second season of prep school hockey. In 27 games he scored 29 goals with 24 assists. Nobles finished second behind Thayer in the Keller Division of the Independent School League. Wood de-committed from playing college hockey at Brown during the season and in March 2014 announced that he was committing to play at Boston College in 2015-16. 

Talent Analysis

Wood, the son of long-time NHL forward Randy Wood, is a skilled finesse player with the prototypical size of a strong power forward. His skating is his greatest asset but over the years he has learned how to utilize his body for both offensive and defensive purposes. At the World Juniors Championships, he demonstrated he could be used in a checking role to support better triggermen. His playmaking and hockey IQ continues to improve and he should continue to develop throughout college.

Future

Starting this fall, Wood will truly be tested as the finally begins his collegiate career in Boston College. We will get to see exactly how he stacks up against players on his skill level as well as physically. Back at Development Camp in July, Wood admitted he could play in a top-six role as a scorer or set-up man, but he does not mind playing in a supporting role and sticking up for another playmaker.

On the Rush – October 2015

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