May 8, 1972 |
Chetwynd, British Columbia
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||San Jose Sharks
Kansas City Blades
Albany River Rats
|NHL Draft||45th overall, 1991
San Jose Sharks
Darin Michael "Dody" Wood (born March 18, 1972) is a retired ice hockey left winger drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 3rd round, 45th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He suited up for 106 NHL games with the San Jose Sharks before being traded to the New Jersey Devils on December 7, 1997. He was later assigned to the Albany River Rats for the remainder of the 97-98 season. In September 2000, he signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.
Wood also played with the IHL's Kansas City Blades, where he was voted Most Popular Player two times as well as winning Community Service Awards. He wore number 16 in his first stint with the team (1992–1995), and 13 when he returned (1998) because someone else already had 16, but returned to 16 later on. He also suited up for a few games for the Memphis RiverKings of the CHL as well as the Dayton Bombers in the 2003-2004 season.
Wood learned to skate at the age of five, after his parents enrolled him in the Little Giant Figure Skating Club. A year later, Wood was enrolled into Chetwynd's Minor Hockey Association.
Wood has 3 children: a son Bayley (1997) from his previous marriage as well as twin daughters Zarah and Zinia (2007) from his second marriage.
Wood is of First Nations ancestry.