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.