Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dody Wood
The San Jose Sharks made Dody Wood their 3rd-round draft choice in 1991, selecting him 45th overall from the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. Perhaps the most noticeable statistic from his junior days were his penalty minutes, where he collected 272 and 232 minutes in the box during his final two years in junior. The 232 minutes were even more impressive given that Wood appeared in just 37 games.

In Wood's rookie NHL season he played in 13 games, scoring a goal and an assist with 71 minutes in penalties. The bulk of Wood's pro hockey career to date has been spent in the minors with the Kansas City Blades and the Albany River Rats, where his tough-guy style makes him a fan favourite.

Wood is still an active performer, but after ten seasons as a pro, he has appeared in just 106 NHL games, scoring eight goals and ten assists with 471 minutes in penalties.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Fort St. John Huskies PCJHL 44 51 73 124 270
1989-90 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 5 0 0 0 2
1990-91 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 69 28 37 65 272 6 0 1 1 2
1991-92 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 37 13 19 32 232
1991-92 Swift Current Broncos WHL 3 0 2 2 14 7 2 1 3 37
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 13 1 1 2 71 -5
1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 36 3 2 5 216 6 0 1 1 15
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 48 5 15 20 320
1994-95 Kansas City Blades IHL 44 5 13 18 255 21 7 10 17 87
1994-95 San Jose Sharks NHL 9 1 1 2 29 0
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 32 3 6 9 138 0
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 44 3 2 5 193 -3
1996-97 Kansas City Blades IHL 6 3 6 9 35
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 8 0 0 0 40 -3
1997-98 Kansas City Blades IHL 2 0 1 1 31 0
1997-98 Albany River Rats AHL 34 4 13 17 185 +1 13 2 0 2 55
1998-99 Kansas City Blades IHL 60 11 16 27 286 -8 3 0 1 1 25
1999-00 Kansas City Blades IHL 77 13 28 41 341 +1
2000-01 Kansas City Blades IHL 45 9 14 23 211 +3
2001-02 Ayr Scottish Eagles Britain 42 16 15 31 171 7 3 4 7 11
2002-03 Nottingham Panthers Britain 27 2 8 10 105 16 2 3 5 98
2003-04 Memphis RiverKings CHL 10 1 1 2 32 -5
2003-04 Dayton Bombers ECHL 13 1 1 2 87 -3
NHL Totals 106 8 10 18 471


Traded to New Jersey by San Jose with Doug Bodger for John MacLean and Ken Sutton, December 7, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 5, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Ayr (Britain), August 28, 2001.