Bob Woods (ice hockey)

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Bob Woods
Born (1968-01-24) January 24, 1968 (age 46)
Leroy, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Utica Devils
Hershey Bears
Portland Pirates
Fort Wayne Komets
Johnstown Chiefs
Hampton Roads Admirals
Mobile Mysticks
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
Mississippi Sea Wolves
Wiener EV
NHL Draft 201st overall, 1988
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1989–2001

Bob Woods (born January 24, 1968) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently employed as Head Coach and General Manager of the Saskatoon Blades[1] of the Western Hockey League. He was previously employed as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League.


Born in 1968 in Leroy, Saskatchewan, Woods played in the Western Hockey League with the Brandon Wheat Kings. He was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the 10th round (201st overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft., and began his professional career in 1989 with the Utica Devils of the American Hockey League. Woods played the majority of his professional career in the ECHL where he played 599 games, scored 159 goals and 364 assists for 523 points, and earned 538 minutes in penalties. In 2012 Woods was honoured when he was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame.[2]


His son Brendan Woods was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 5th round (129th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.[3]


  • ECHL: Most career goals by a defenceman (159)[4]


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