Bob Woods (ice hockey)

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Bob Woods
Born (1968-01-24) January 24, 1968 (age 49)
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 the Assistant Coach of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. [1] of the Western Hockey League. He is a former National Hockey League assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals.


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]


  1. ^ "Blades to announce Bob Woods as new GM and Coach". Saskatoon Blades. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  2. ^ "ECHL Alumni Profile - Bob Woods". ECHL. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Brendan Woods player profile". 2013-03-02. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Woods selected for 2012 ECHL Hall Of Fame Class". 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 

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