Miles Wood

Hometown:

Buffalo New York

Currently Playing In:

Junior

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
  • D

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 finesse, skilled player with the prototypical size of a strong power forward. Arguably the best player in the New England prep school league, his skating is his greatest asset but over the years he has learned to use those around him when he has the puck. His playmaking and hockey IQ continues to improve and he should continue to develop as he faces a higher level of competition during his college career.

Future

Wood, originally set to play at Brown this fall, decided to return to Nobles and Greenough for his senior year and will begin his college career at Boston College in 2015-16. After skating in the New England Fall Prep league he began the 2014-15 season with Nobles before joining the USA U20 team in December. Wood did not attend the USA Hockey U20 evaluation camp in Lake Placid in August but was among the players invited to the final camp prior to the 2015 World Juniors. A dominant player at the prep level he should continue to progress as he faces bigger, more talented players and tougher competition at the college level. Long-term he projects as a valuable two-way forward with a nice offensive touch to his game.

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