Miles Wood

Miles Wood

Miles Wood: A Brief Biography

Miles Wood
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Miles Wood, born on September 13, 1995, is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL). Notably, Wood was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft while still attending high school.

Throughout his tenure with the New Jersey Devils, he appeared in 402 games for them while contributing 87 goals and 74 assists across an eight-season stay with them. Moreover, he was signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a six-year, $15 million contract as a free agent in 2023.

Miles Wood Personal Information

NameMiles William Wood
Age28 years old ( as of April 2024)
DOBSeptember 13, 1995
Mother NameCheryl Wood
Father nameRandy Wood
ProfessionIce Hockey Player
Height6ft 2 in
Weight195 lb
EducationNoble and Greenough School, Boston College
Relationship StatusSingle

Miles Wood Early Life

Miles Wood hails from Buffalo, New York, and spent his formative years in Manchester, Massachusetts. During his youth, Wood participated in the 2007 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament as a member of the Middlesex Islanders minor ice hockey team, alongside teammates Jon Gillies and Matt Grzelcyk.

Notably, while attending Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, Wood was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft; however he chose to attend school instead. Wood graduated in 2015 and later attended Boston College before signing an entry-level deal with the Devils on April 8, 2016.

Miles Wood Personal Life

Miles Wood’s personal life consists of his parents, Randy and Cheryl Wood, and his older brother Tyler. Notably, hockey runs deep in his family as his father and brother were active players during the peak of their lives. Furthermore, his grandfather Norman Wood was a coach for the Princeton University hockey team between 1959-1965. He also played hockey during his college years while attending Harvard University.

A funny incident with regards to Miles Wood occurred when he was just 11 years old. Wood had penned a letter to Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin, requesting an autograph for his hockey card. In the letter, Wood pledged that if Ovechkin failed to sign a return card, he would check him the first opportunity he got if he made it to the NHL. Despite Ovechkin not returning the card, he later autographed a photo for Wood before their first encounter at the Verizon Center.

Miles Wood Family Background

Miles Wood was born to parents Randy and Cheryl Wood on September 13, 1995 in Buffalo, New York. His father, Randy Wood had an extensive career across various NHL teams like New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Dallas Stars. He also represented the United States on the international level.

Notably, Randy was born in Princeton, New Jersey and was raised in Manchester, Massachusetts. Prior to NHL, Randy displayed his skills at Yale University where he was included on the All-ECAC Hockey Second Team (1984-85), All-ECAC Hockey First Team (1985-86) and received AHCA East Second-Team All American honors (1985-86). Furthermore, his NHL career saw him register 175 goals across 741 appearances.

Additionally Wood’s older brother, Tyler, briefly competed in Germany during his professional career. He was also on his University’s ice hockey team ( Brown Bears)

Miles Wood Social Media

Miles Wood maintains an active Instagram presence under the username @miles.wood44, where he has 62.3K followers. Wood is also available on X under the username @MilesWood44 with 9,834 followers.

Miles Wood Career Stats

The entirety of Miles Wood’s career stats are presented below in a table format for better understanding:

Regular season Playoffs
2010–11Salem Ice DogsEmJHL13459820000
2011–12Salem Ice DogsEmJHL1481928
2012–13Noble & GreenoughUSHS158101818
2013–14Noble & GreenoughUSHS2829255416
2014–15Noble & GreenoughUSHS171718358
2015–16Boston CollegeHE3710253576
2015–16New Jersey DevilsNHL10000
2016–17New Jersey DevilsNHL60891786
2016–17Albany DevilsAHL1544834200010
2017–18New Jersey DevilsNHL7619133284500014
2018–19New Jersey DevilsNHL6310142491
2019–20New Jersey DevilsNHL6811122357
2020–21New Jersey DevilsNHL551782529
2021–22New Jersey DevilsNHL30004
2022–23New Jersey DevilsNHL7613142776820214
NHL totals40278701484271320228

Miles Wood Achievements

Unfortunately, Miles Wood is yet to achieve anything significant in his NHL career.

Notably, the 2017-18 season marked a breakthrough for Wood, as he achieved career highs in points and participated in his first NHL playoff game. That same season he scored his first career hat trick in a 7-5 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wood also played a significant role in helping the Devils secure a spot in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs by scoring the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on April 5, 2018. Moreover, he concluded the season with a career-best 32 points.

Miles Wood Contract

Miles Wood has been in the National Hockey League for around nine seasons now. Moreover, during this time, he has signed a total of four contracts totalling $31,975,000. His first contract signing took place in April 2016, when he signed his first contract, an entry-level, three-year contract with the New Jersey Devils. The contract was worth $2,775,000 with a cap hit of $925,000.

His next contract signing took place in September 2018, when he signed his second contract with the Devils. This contract was worth $11,000,000 for a duration of four-years. His third contract, was again with the New Jersey Devils, however this time the contract was worth $3,200,000.

Presently under a contract with the Colorado Avalanche, Wood is scheduled to make $3,250,000 for the 2023-24 season while maintaining a cap hit of $2,500,000. The contract is worth $15,000,000 and will run through the 2028-29 season with a No Trade Clause getting implemented from June 15, 2024.

FAQ's On Miles Wood

A. Miles Wood is presently 28 years old as of April 2024.

A. Miles Wood is from Buffalo, New York.

A. Miles Wood’s father is Randy Wood. Randy is a former NHL player, who had tenures with the New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Dallas Stars.

A. Yes, Miles Wood has an older brother named Tyler Wood, who used to play in Germany.

A. Miles Wood stands at an impressive height of 6ft 2in.

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