Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alex Wood
Alex Wood was born January 15, 1911 in Falkirk, Scotland. He was a free agent signing by the Chicago Black Hawks in the summer of 1930 who made his debut in the National Hockey League some seven years later.

A member of the Regina Pats of the Southern Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League that reached the Memorial Cup in 1929, Wood skated for the Ottawa Edinburghs of the Ottawa City Hockey League and the Regina Aces of the Southern Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League before joining the International Hockey League's Cleveland Indians in 1930-31.

Following a two-year stay with Indians, Wood joined the Canadian American Hockey League where he had stops in Boston, Quebec, Philadelphia, and Providence before returning to the International Hockey League for the 1935-36 season.

The Rochester Americans of the IHL was the next stop for Wood. It was a short stay, however, as he spent the majority of the 1935-36 season with the Buffalo Bisons of the IAHL. A First Team IHL All-Star in 1936, Wood signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Barons of the IAHL early into the 1936-37 season after the Bisons folded. Released by Cleveland after only three games, Wood signed with the New York Americans and was assigned to the New Haven Eagles before making his only National Hockey League start with the Americans in January 1937.

From 1937 to 1940, Wood was a member of the Minneapolis Millers of the American Hockey Association where he was a First Team All-Star in 1938 and 1941 before joining the AHA's St. Louis Flyers for the 1940-41 and 1941-42 seasons. After being named an AHA Second Team All-Star in 1942, Wood began the 1942-43 season with the IAHL's New Haven Eagles before being traded to Chicago.

Twenty-one games into the 1942-43 season, Wood joined the Hull Volants of the Ottawa City Hockey League (1942-44)/Quebec Senior Hockey League (1944-45) where he played the last three years of his career.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1928-29 Regina Pats S-SJHL 6 6 0 0 2 1.55
1928-29 Regina Pats M-Cup 6 3 1 2 0 2.33
1929-30 Ottawa New Edinburghs OCHL 3 1 2 0 0 3.00
1929-30 Regina Jr. Aces S-SJHL 18 15 1 2 6 1.06 2 0 2 0 0 2.00
1930-31 Cleveland Indians IHL 19 12 4 3 1 2.36 2 2 0 0 2.77
1931-32 Cleveland Indians IHL 30 12 13 5 0 2.44
1932-33 Boston Cubs Can-Am 3 0 2 1 0 4.67
1932-33 Quebec Castors Can-Am 1 0 1 0 0 8.00
1933-34 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 41 18 16 7 2 2.39 2 0 2 0 0 3.00
1934-35 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 13 4 7 2 2 3.00
1934-35 Providence Reds Can-Am 3 0 2 1 0 4.11
1935-36 Rochester Cardinals IHL 4 0 4 0 0 3.50
1935-36 Buffalo Bisons IHL 48 22 20 6 13 2.04 5 1 4 0 1 1.36
1936-37 Buffalo Bisons IAHL 11 3 8 0 1 2.73
1936-37 Cleveland Barons IAHL 3 0 3 0 0 6.00
1936-37 New Haven Eagles IAHL 20 5 14 1 0 3.47
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 1 0 1 0 0 2.57
1937-38 Minneapolis Millers AHA 48 24 15 9 9 1.96 7 3 4 0 1 1.27
1938-39 Minneapolis Millers AHA 48 31 17 0 4 2.81 4 2 2 0 1 1.88
1939-40 Minneapolis Millers AHA 48 26 22 0 3 2.87 3 0 3 0 0 4.67
1940-41 St. Louis Flyers AHA 47 31 16 0 7 2.02 7 6 1 0 1 1.77
1941-42 St. Louis Flyers AHA 50 30 15 5 11 2.02 3 0 3 0 0 3.67
1942-43 New Haven Eagles AHL 21 5 11 5 0 3.67
1942-43 Hull Volants OCHL 4 0 6.00 4 0 4.75
1943-44 Hull Volants OCHL 14 7 6 1 0 4.14 8 6 2 0 1 3.63
1944-45 Hull Volants QSHL 24 5 18 1 0 7.33 2 0 4.00
NHL Totals 1 0 1 0 0 2.57


IHL First All-Star Team (1936)
AHA First All-Star Team (1938, 1941)
AHA Second All-Star Team (1942)
Signed as a free agent by Chicago, June 27, 1930. Signed as a free agent by Cleveland (IAHL) after Buffalo (IAHL) folded, December 9, 1936.
Released by Cleveland (IAHL), December, 1936. Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, December 31, 1936. Promoted to NY Americans from New Haven (IAHL) to replace Alfie Moore, January 31, 1937. (Mtl. Maroons 3, NY Americans 2). Traded to Chicago by St. Louis (AHA) with Leo Carbol for cash, October 9, 1942.