Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Woods
The Montreal Canadiens in the 1975 Amateur Draft chose Paul Woods in the 3rd round, 51st overall. After spending two seasons with Montreal's farm team in Nova Scotia, Woods was sent to the Detroit Red Wings, in 1977, where he played the balance of his NHL career.

In 1977-78, Woods dressed for all 80 games with the Red Wings, scoring 19 goals and 23 assists for 42 points. As it turned out, that first season was Woods' most productive in his seven years with Detroit. In his time with the Wings, Woods proved to be a very reliable and durable player, appearing in no fewer than 57 games in each season.

As a junior, he had success as a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He was a three-year player with the team, turning out solid offensive numbers each season. He saved the best for last, when he scored 37 goals and 84 assists for 121 points in 62 games during the 1974-75 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHA-Jr. 60 30 34 64 65
1973-74 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHA-Jr. 48 17 32 49 91
1974-75 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 62 38 81 119 116
1975-76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 67 17 21 38 38 9 2 1 3 0
1976-77 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 45 20 18 38 51 12 1 3 4 6
1977-78 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 19 23 42 52 +18 7 0 5 5 4
1978-79 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 14 23 37 59 -26
1978-79 Canada WEC-A 8 0 0 0 2
1979-80 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 6 20 26 24 -19
1980-81 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 8 16 24 45 -10
1981-82 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 10 17 27 48 -5
1982-83 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 13 20 33 30 -2
1983-84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 2 5 7 18 -16
1984-85 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 26 2 11 13 8
NHL Totals 501 72 124 196 276 7 0 5 5 4


Claimed by Detroit from Montreal in Waiver Draft, October 10, 1977.